I currently have a 17" HP (which blows) and I am going to be buying a new computer for college 2010. I can't wait to buy a computer because this one the charger port is messed up, and won't charge without supporting the charger cord. I was looking at the lower end MBP 13" with upgrading the RAM to 4Gb. I was going to put in a 3rd party hard drive, though I've read the EFI 1.7 makes it un usable with 3rd party. I was wondering if getting the MacBook Pro 13" with the 2.53Ghz processor would be worth the extra money. Also, does anyone know if Apple has fixed the EFI update (I plan on upgrading the drive with a non-apple drive).