Okay, I know there's a bunch of threads here, but hopefully you guys can help me out! I've got a year of high school left and heavily considering pursuing graphic design or advertising in post-secondary. I know one of the schools I'm looking at requires Macbooks for their programs. For my last year in high school, I'm also gonna be working heavily on the yearbook. Will I need the 9600GT? I know right now it probably won't make a difference in any of the more intensive programs I'm using (Photoshop, Indesign, etc), but with OpenCL, will it make a huge difference in Adobe programs in the next few years to come? So my choices: $1649 (CAN) for 2.53 Unibody Late 2008 (Refurb)- 320HD, 4GB RAM, +9600GT $1999 (CAN) for 2.53 Unibody New 2009 - 250 HD, 4GB RAM (max 8), 9400, 7 Hour Battery The positives about the new model are the battery and that max 8GB of ram. I definately cannot and probably wouldn't be able to make use of that much ram now, but futureproofing is always nice (I'm sure 8GB would be much more common in two years time) Thoughts? Thanks!