Hi all, I am planning on buying a MacBook Pro. I am having trouble deciding between the 2.4Ghz or 2.66GHz refurbished (previous-gen) UMBP, or the 2.53GHz new UMBP. (This is Australia, and all these are 15 inch) My main concerns with the new one are: SD card, single graphics, and built in battery. I am leaning towards the old one as it has ExpressCard, double graphics, and removable battery/accessible HDD. The prices/specs are as follows: Previous gen 2.4Ghz UMBP: 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 256MB dedicated graphics, ExpressCard 34 slot. $2149 Previous gen 2.66Ghz UMBP: 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 512MB dedicated graphics, ExpressCard 34 slot. $2699 Current gen 2.53Ghz UMBP: 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, no dedicated graphics, SD card reader. $2699 Unless someone has a good reason to buy it, I think I will rule out the new 2.53 UMBP. I think with Snow Leopard coming soon the dedicated graphics will be useful, the SD card reader is no use to me as I use CF with my DSLR and I was thinking a few extra ports or a card reader could be useful, and the removable battery might be a problem if in the future I ever decide to get a 2nd battery or upgrade the RAM/HDD. So now I am having trouble deciding between the 2 previous gen UMBPs. I'm not sure whether I should save the money, go the 2.4, and spend the saved money on RAM/HDD upgrades/whatever else. Or whether I should go the 2.66, save the RAM/HDD hassles, and 'future proof' the laptop a little. My main uses at the moment are web/music/the usual, photos and some photo editing (venturing into more and more, also do lots of panorama rendering), getting into software design next year, and of course MSN! I'm almost 16. Thanks for any help/opinions/tips. mickbab.