I currently have a HP laptop that's about six years old. I use it for both work and personal. There's really nothing wrong with it other than it's slow. I've been looking at the 17" MBP. I think the extra screen size will be nice (current one is 15"). For work purposes, almost everything I do is online. However, I think I still need to have Windows available since work is a Windows environment. I have my OEM XP disc, not sure if I could use that but that's a different discussion. Assuming I do install some version of Windows, I'm planning on using Boot Camp. Anyway, I'm thinking about going the refurb route, 2.93ghz, SSD. I don't do anything (to my knowledge) that is incredibly demanding on the processor. My current hard drive is 80GB and only half full. Is there any difference between the 128GB SSD and 256GB SSD other than size? I'm planning on keeping the MBP for 5+ years so any recommendations on hard drive size? Should I consider new or is refurb good enough for my intentions? I've been reading the threads about the new Intel chips (makes me dizzy) and not really sure there's any benefit to waiting. Again, there's nothing really wrong with my old computer. I can learn to be patient. Since I'm going to keep it for a few years, would the new technology benefit me that much? Sorry for rambling. Thanks for any advice! Looking forward to my first Mac!