My 17" MBP got stolen yesterday, so I am looking into getting something else. Insurance will cover it, but the premium will go up, they need the police report, reciepts, blah blah. I don't want to bother anyways. My plan, by a nice, less expensive laptop now, upgrade next year. Holidays are coming up, I have a trip to Las Vegas planned, I don't need the expense of a 17" MBP on my head. I was looking at the refurb store and was looking at what I can get for under $1500. What I need to consider is that most of these machines come with 512mb ram standard, and I would like to have atleast 1gb, so in the $1500, additional ram needs to be considered. Here is what I found that I like: Macbook Black Standard configuration - $1300 refurb price 12" PB G4 1.5GHz, SuperDrive, 512MB Ram, 80GB HD, 64MB Go5200 - $1200 15" PB G4 1.67GHz SuperDrive (DL), 512MB PC4200 DDR2, 80GB HD, 9700 Pro 128MB - $1350 I have no doubt that any of those machines will serve me fine. I had a 15" PB before I bought my 17" MBP (My PB was the revision before the one listed about, no DL or DDR2 Ram). What I want to know is, if you were going to be upgrading one of those machines to a new MBP in the spring lets say, which one would you like to have to sell? Meaning, which should be worth most by spring? I don't have a laptop or desktop for that matter, so I want something quick, any help would be appreciated.