Hi all, I am a student and have been a PC user for most of my life UNTIL, I was introduced to a MAC. and to describe it I have one word AWESOME. Anyways, since being a student I don't have a lot of money to spend on a laptop,however I can afford the Macbook, with my configuration and student discount and apple care plan it comes to $1400, but I saw that the apple refurbrished store and it has the 15' MBP for around $1499 without the apple care plan. So I don't know if I should buy the new MB or buy the refurbrished MBP. Also since I will be using a lot of MS office for school work, will the MS office for Mac be use to share and transfer my spreadsheets, word documents and powerpoint slides with my friends or professors. Will I be able to do powerpoint presentations in a PC based smart classroom. I can't go and buy the windows Xp and bootit on the MAC as it will be additional cost to me. I need to be in the $1500 budget, Will I be able to get all that I need for that Budget. What are the pros and cons on a reburshed MAC. Any advise or recommendations will be of great help to me. Cheers!!!