So I'm still debating on these two, I will buy it regardless next week and I will be getting it through my cousin who works at the apple store. Here's the breakdown. 2011 REFURB HIGH END (FEB) -Price: 1580 + tax -2.2 quad core -4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM -750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm -Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M w/ 1GB VS 2011 BRAND NEW LOW END (OCT) -Price: 1350 + tax -2.2 quad core -4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM -500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm -Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M w/ 512MB What I will use it for: -Some Gaming (dota 2, star wars old republic, CS) -Video editing for youtube.. -Photo shop -School Crap -Youtube and daily stuff -I WILL USE IT EVERYDAY THINGS I PLAN TO DO TO IT: -Add SSD -Add Ram Now the two big things that bug me are: -the difference in vram -refurb vs brand new So I would like to know what would be the best way to go about my problem? Exactly how much of a difference will I see in performance? How much will I see in difference between the VRAM? (this one kinda bugs me most) Will I be safe for games today?