Hey I recently returned a 2.4Ghz 20" aluminum imac due to the washed out TN display. I do graphic work and the display was unacceptable. I'm at a loss of what to get next. It needs to have a high quality matte display. So I was looking at the old white 24" as a refurb model. But I don't want to downgrade unless I know it can do what I want it to do. I finally decided that that wouldn't work, so I decided that a MBP and an external display would be good for me. The question is, which one can I get away with getting? I would like to spend the least amount of money possible so I can save more money for software and a camera. I'm going to go the refurb route. I will buy the fastest machine if necessary. It needs to be able to run Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop very well. I also wish to do some casual gaming. Bioshock, Halo 2, Valve games on boot camp. Which macbook pro could do that? Also 15" or 17"? If I got the 17" could I get away with not getting a second display? Also if there is another computer that would suit me better than a MBP let me know. Portability isn't a must for me while it is really great to have. Here are the refurb specs from slowest to fastest: Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display 2GB memory 120GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight Camera Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display 2GB memory 120GB hard drive 6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight camera Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display 2GB memory 160GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight Camera So which one could get the job done? Could a different computer do it better?