Hey forumers! So heres my situation. I'm going to college next year and I'm going to buy a low-end, stock Macbook Pro. Now, the way my dad sees it, he'll pay $1000 (the price of the most basic Macbook), and I'll pay the rest to "upgrade." Now keep in mind that I'm going to pay whatever I need to to get the low-end Macbook Pro, its just a question of what portion my father will pay. Of course, as is logical and prudent of any consumer, he encourages me to only buy what I need. He argues that I only need the most basic Macbook, I argue I need the Macbook Pro for a variety of reasons: 1. I absolutely cannot deal with glossy screens (almost worth 1000 to me). 2. I really do need the 15.4 inch screen (I'm coming from a 19" desktop with 1280x1024 resolution (ew)). 3. I need the keyboard backlighting (to continue my work if my roommate demands the lights off). 4. Futureproofness (for some illogical reason, he keeps writing this off, not sure why, I'll try to work this point) Now, he keeps denying I need anything except the basic Macbook, calling my requests to upgrade "just for silly games and the like." I've covered GPU (he absolutely won't acknowledge this, and I understand why, its really is only for gaming and advanced apps that I won't be using, though I will be playing Oblivion (but I can't tell him this!)) Now, I've turned to the forums to get a long list of Macbook Pro exclusive advantages! I'm sure there are dozens I haven't thought of. The best ones are ones that are not readily apparent (I've covered processor, RAM, etc.) Please forumers, help me to barrage my father with an unstoppable tide of reasons! (I know that at least one person will say "Just buy it yourself," and, if negotiations break down, I will. I realize the value of one's own purchases, I work every summer and bought among other things, my iPod, my stereo, my current Windoze box, I'm just trying to offset some (or all!) of the costs!) Thanks in advance!