Ok so i am getting a new macbook pro for college, i plan to go into something in computer science or graphic design and i've been dying for an intel mac for a few years now (my PB g4 just isn't cutting it anymore) so i figure i'll get a good comp that will last a few years and still be able to keep up (for the most part) with the new technology and what not in the future. my grandma will hopefully be able to order it on monday (she works in accounting for apple and can get me a 25% discount, lucky me!!) so i need to make a decision before then. i want a 15' macbook pro with the discrete graphics card but right now im torn between these two comps... the new one= http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MB986LL/A?mco=NjcxMTU0Mw and the refurb= http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0G02LL/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw they are both great computers, but i just can't decide which one. the only differences that i can think of between them are. --new one-- -can have 8gbs of RAM -has 1 hour more of bat. life -firewire -sd card slot --refurb-- -express slot (i think??) so other than that and the hard drives in them, are they basically the same computer?? i could get the refub a lot cheaper and save around $500 but would i be missing out on a better product?? any advice or suggestions as to what i should do would be great! thanx ps- either way im EXCITED!!!