Posted earlier that I was planning on getting a refurb 17" MBP. I want an SSD. Do you think I'd be better off buying a refurb with the SSD or get a cheaper computer and upgrading to SSD myself? I've never changed a HD before so do you think a newbie can do it? I'm not afraid of taking things apart, it's the putting it back together that gets me. Last dumb question: if I upgrade SSD myself, I'll have to install OS myself but then it will be like starting from scratch, right? In other words, as long as I don't install anything on the existing HD, it would be the same as the above situation. Hope I made sense with that. Thanks!