Ignoring the price differential (a local shop is offering the 2010 higher-end model for the price of the new low end model), which is better? I don't really know what I should be basing my comparison on. I'll be using the macbook mainly for school (i.e. browsing, iwork/office suite, itunes, some videos, basically a softcore user). Also, I do use skype a lot so is the facetime camera any better than the 2010's isight? (I hear it's the same camera, re-branded, but I just wanted to confirm that) Do I get the same functions by just buying the app off the Mac App store? Lastly, in 3-5 years time, will the trade-in value of the two computers be the same? (considering the different processors in each) I am your typical broke, cheap-ass student so even a $50-$100 difference means a lot to me! (That is dinner for 2 weeks!!) Which would you pick?