My total for the low-end MBP with 2gb of ram, 160 gb harddrive, and 3-year warranty is 2286. The next level with a slightly higher processor and better graphics card is 2628. I don't think 342 dollars is worth a slightly better graphics card and processor, that being said can I buy the low-end macbook pro and then upgrade the graphics card on my own perhaps even to the ati x1600 with 256mb of ram? And does anyone know the brand of ram apple uses in their notebooks? (I am trying to see if it is cheaper to buy a 1gb stick online). Thanks for the help.