Hi guys.. I'm looking to buy a MBP that can play games decently since the latest version has come out, but need some advice regarding my choice. I'm deciding between 2 models: the early 2011 high end 15" model, refurb version, and the current generation low end 15" model. I'm a student, so I can get the new version for $2,348, and the refurb model is $2,278. As far as I can see there are 2 significant differences: 1. 512MB GPU (new) vs 1GB GPU (refurb) 2. 500GB HDD (new) vs 750GB HDD (refurb) Off-hand the refurb still seems a no-brainer, given that it has slightly better specs and lower price, but I always have some qualms about getting refurbished products as they are not fresh from the box. It would have been an easy choice for the refurb if they were 200-300 dollars apart, but for 70 dollars (about 55USD), and improved specs that don't really seem that significant, I am a bit unsure about making a choice. Factors for refurb: + Slightly cheaper + Better specs Factors for new model: + Fresh from the box + Not much more expensive + Possibility of upgrading some parts (e.g. more RAM) Therefore, I would appreciate it if someone could give me some advice regarding this, especially if there are significant differences (e.g. weight, performance of components, battery life) that I have missed out. Also, I would like to ask if anyone could advise, based on historical trends: 1) when the refurb versions for the new models MIGHT be out, and 2) when the refurb version for the early 2011 model MIGHT drop its price? Thanks a lot!