So far I have collected exactly $1550 to put toward a new laptop for school, My options include: A) Purchasing a refurb 15" Powerbook B) Purchasing a decked Macbook C) Purchasing a bottom of the line Macbook Pro in August (hopefully my birthday will prove fruitful otherwise I won't be able to afford it) I have until September 1st to make a decision! I'll take this moment to repeat that I am indeed studying Design. Planning to do a lot of work in Dreamweaver, Final Cut, and the Creative Suite. The computer will have to get me through my next 6 years of college. I will have an education discount.