The desktop that I built in '02 just **** the bed. I've already decided on the 13" mbp, but not sure (like everyone else) if I should be waiting for arrandale. Besides some occasional personal POV video editing the most intensive thing I will be doing is some Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver work. I also need this to be able to play HD video smoothly. Last week I was set on waiting for the arrandale release, but with the $999 refurb deal and spring semester starting up today I'm wondering if I really need the performance increases. I've seen the benchmarks and while they are impressive I'm now unsure if a few seconds saved in Photoshop and iMovie is worth it. I suppose I'm mostly concerned with longevity and getting the best value for my dollar, but pretty sure I'll be sick of working on web projects on the obnoxiously slow library computers by the time the new mbp's come out. Is the $999 deal worth it? Seems pretty solid to me.