Okay guys I need a bit of your advice. I'm buying my first Apple computer in all my 17 (almost 18, Oct 2nd) years of existence (such a shame) and I'm on a bit of a budget. If I had it my way I'd get a brand new low end 17" Macbook Pro and call it a day, but that will cost me north of 2500 even with student discount and that's over my budget. So immediately I figured I must go 15" but then I discovered that the same base 17" model I was gonna buy on discount for 2,299.99 can be bought refurbished for 200 dollars less! Now what's my reason for the 17" you might ask, I'm a director/photog, added screen real estate is useful for editing in both art forms, Express Card slot is great for adapters for SXS and Compact Flash (But could use firewire) and the extra USB port is a nice edition. So what I hope you guys can help me with is giving me your take on what I should do and even more so, have any of you bought Macbook pro refurbs? If so how's the quality both cosmetic and internal. I hear of people having issues with refurb iMacs but not really MBP but I just want to check with you guys. Many thanks in advance, hope I have not been a burden with this thread.