I am currently deciding if I really need to upgrade to the new Macbook Pro or not. My current computer is a Core Duo 2.0 ghz Macbook with 2gb of ram. The most intensive program that I use is Photoshop, so I am not too sure if I really need to spend the money right now because my current MB isn't exactly slow but it still is starting to show its age. Currently I am visiting family in Canada and was offered a open box Macbook Pro 2.53 for $1000, and I am really considering it. Why I am considering the upgrade: Current Macbook Problems: *Bluetooth problems where the bluetooth all the sudden becomes unavailable *It is about time for a new MB battery even though it is at 94% health the battery only last 2.5 hours (Has 420 Cycles) *When shutting down the computer it does not shut down but rather it restarts, the only way I can shut it down is by pulling the battery before it hits the restart cycle *Screen flickering has disappeared about a year ago but it might come back *White keyboard is impossible to clean (I have a black MB keyboard I have yet to install) *Run's hot when running streaming video from the internet *No longer covered under apple care, and I am looking to apply to law school for next year so a new computer covered under apple care would be nice. *Cannot even get 4gb of ram, maxed out at 2gb of ram really does suck Superficial reasons: *The new MBP to me looks so nice *I do want a LED screen but I have been hearing problems with glare and reflections Why I am holding back: *Do I really need a new macbook to surf the web, organizing & editing photos, write papers? *How much can I realistically get for a Rev A. Core Duo Macbook? *A new OEM battery is only $70 on ebay *Currently out of the country (in Canada) and traveling with two laptops will be troublesome (Still have to travel to NYC for a wedding before returning to SF, Cali) *The SD slot is nice but is carrying a USB reader that hard while traveling? *I still have the black keyboard I can install on my current macbook *I have a 500gb hdd in my current macbook that I need to transfer to the new MBP if I do get it. If there is anything that I have overlooked that the new MBP offers or even if you have any general comments please post it up. Thanks.