Greetings all! I've been looking to acquire a MacBook Pro (I've had the older 1st gens in the past) and have had a hard time deciding wether or not to get the early '08 or late '08 MBP's, mainly as I'm not sure if I like the glossy screen, the trackpad/mouse combo, and if I want to pay the full $2,000, whereas an early '08 MBP can be obtained for $1500 or less, depending on where you look. I found the following auction on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-1-83-GHz-1-5GB-80GB-Webcam-A1150_W0QQitemZ230315128709QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item230315128709&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1199%7C66%3A1%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A25 The guy has 10 of them, the original Core Duo with X1600 video. He wants $700 a piece. If I were to obtain one, would I be able to get AppleCare on top of it? The systems *appear* to be in good condition from the pictures, but I'd want additional warranty coverage beyond the 30 days, of course. I'm trying to decide if I should spend the $700 and try and be content with that for the next year or more, while putting the rest of my money towards other things (needs, not wants!) or if I should buckle down, take my tax return (in January, of course) and get on the the early or late '08's. Of course, I'd prefer the 8600M GT or 9600M GT over the X1600, but the price would seem to be a steal. I'd probably do a little BootCamp here and there, and would like to have the ability to play some games at 1024x768, medium textures/quality, etc, (CoD, Crysis, Fallout 3...) What would you do, if you had no MBP, and were on a tight budget?