I am finally making the switch from a PC laptop to a MacBook Pro of some variety or other. I do not play computer games or do any other really processor-intensive things like graphic design, other than listening to/converting/burning music files and watching (but not editing) video. Mostly I just word-process, browse the internet, and listen to/watch MP3s and videos. I am trying to decide whether to buy a deeply discounted "out of date" Core Duo (NOT Core 2 Duo) MacBook Pro 17" or a current Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro 15". The "out of date" Core Duo is 2.16 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, and 17" screen. The current model has the same specs, except only a 15" screen, and of course the Core 2 Duo instead of Core Duo. RAM and HD are the same. The "out of date" model with the bigger screen is approximately $1800, while the Core 2 Duo with the smaller screen is approximately $2000. Since I don't do anything that's seriously processor-intensive, it seems awful tempting to get the outdated model and enjoy the bigger screen for $200 less than the current Core 2 model with a smaller screen. My questions for those of you in the know are: (1) For someone with my user profile, will I even notice a difference between the 2.16 GHz Core and the 2.16 Core 2 in terms of speed, doing the tasks that I am doing, to make it worthwhile to buy the Duo 2 machine? (2) For someone with my user profile, should I be concerned about having only 1 GB of RAM, rather than the 2 GB that comes on the mid- and high-level current Core 2 Duo models, or is 2 GB simply overkill for someone like me who doesn't play games etc.? I have heard that more RAM is always better, but will the difference be vanishingly small for the stuff that I am doing? (3) Is there any difference between the reliability/workmanship of the older Core Duo and the newer Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros that might make it worthwhile to pony up the extra $ for the Core 2, even if the speed itself isn't decisive for me? Is the newer lineup less susceptible to the random shutdowns, fan weirdness, overheating, etc.? Will the firmware update that is available make the older machines just as reliable as the new ones? P.S. - I can foresee someone might say that someone who's a low-end user like myself should just opt for a cheap MacBook rather than a MB Pro, but whatever, I like the look of the Pro. ;-) Thanks in advance!