I want to buy a MBP for my daughter (she's starting college next Fall) and I would like to know the most common flaws I should look for when I do an in-the-store inspection of the machine (I assume most Apple Store managers allow one to do this). Let me know if there are things that can be checked quickly, during a 15-30 min "dry run". Another question, what is the likelihood the MBP will get refreshed this January? I don't mind waiting a couple more months for a new MBP (especially if the new version has a user repalceableb hd). On the other hand, the poor girl's PC has been pretty much unusable for the past cpl of months, and she's been spending way too much time using daddy's toy (see sig ). Nothing new coming along in January would be a pisser, so I would rather get something now.