So I sold my 15" 2.66 C2D stock (generation right before the latest one) for CAD $1700. I was planning on purchasing the 2.4 i5 with my student discount for $1750, and sell the iPod to bring my total upgrade cost after taxes to about $150. I went to BestBuy (since the one near me price matches the education store) but found an amazing deal on an open box (display model) 17" stock 2.8 C2D. They had it for...$1350! So after taxes an all it only cost $1550, saving me $150! So I got the 17" (which I've been lusting over), a better graphic card, better processor, more hard drive space and I pocketed $150! To sweeten the deal they gave me a free copy of Office AND Snow Leopard, both of which I plan on selling. All in all it's an amazing computer, yes, it's bigger, but I love it. One weird thing is that it takes a while to boot, much longer than my older 15". A few things also feel slower, but I blame it on simply switching HDs and not reformatting (which I plan on doing). I know this isn't here or there, but I'm excited and I've seen a bunch of new purchase experience sharing threads so I figured what the heck? Yay!