I've been reading up for several weeks now and just recently decided to start an account/thread to seek some help. Like many others I've been waiting for the new MBP a bit of time, however I'm starting to question whether I really should, and if I really need to wait for a further update that I may not even need. I'm currently in college and would really only be doing everyday things such as surfing the web, writing papers/using excel, and so on. Nothing that involves programming, gaming, djing, or video/photo editing. I've decided on the 13' and now after doing some further reading I may be looking into a refurb. My question is how reliable are these refurbs that Apple sells? For those who have experience, are these just as good (performance and cosmetic wise) as the new mbps? I'm looking at prices and even with the student discount, the fastest refurbed mbp would cost me only about a hundred more than the slowest brand new mbp. Any help would be greatly appreciated, in the meantime I'll keep doing some research and keep my fingers crossed for a the new refresh to magically appear.