I am going to be a freshman in college in the fall and I have always wanted a mac. I am currently working during the summer making a little bit above minimum wage. I am wanting to purchase the 15 Macbook Pro (either the 2.53 or 2.66) and Im reading all these problems posted on the forums about screen flickering, lines, etc. I am wondering if I should purchase during tax free weekend as to avoid over $100 in tax, but Im concerned if I will be making a mistake by buying something that will soon be outdated. Apple just updated their laptops and I know their next update wont be for a while, but I definitely want to be sure because I dont have very much money in the first place. Buying the 15 uMBP will pretty much drain my bank account of all my money so I need to be CERTAIN that the decision I am making is the right one. I will be stuck with this computer for a while (unless Apple comes out with something completely awesome and crazy better than whats out right now Steve Jobs is back at work haha). Right now I have a cheap $115 off of Ebay Dell Latitude D600 that functions properly but I actually wont trust it during college because it is old and well its a dell you know. I guess my main question is what would you do in my situation? Im really itching for the one with dual graphics cards because I was told the computer will run smoother and gaming will be better (I never game but it might be good to have just in case I want to play one or two games). But its a $250 difference and for that difference I could purchase the AppleCare. Will I, being a college student, studying most of the time, see a noticeable difference between the 2.53 or 2.66 15 Macbook Pros, or will it be a waste of money buying the 2.66? My parents are pushing me for the less expensive one, but I can do what I want considering its my money. It will be a tight squeeze for the 2.66 including the education discount and paying for the iPod upfront but I will be selling it down the road.