I'm getting ready to go to school for college, and I have decided to buy a Macbook Pro. I don't really see the need for retina display (at least not yet). I will be mostly doing computer programming which may require me to boot into windows (which is why I decided to go with the pro instead of the air), light video editing, and light movie editing. Also, some gaming but not much. I have found this wonderful machine on the Apple's refurbished store for $1,699 and the specs are has followed: 2.4 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB memory 750GB Hard Drive Three questions for you: Is this a good computer for the price? What is the difference between a refurbished and a new Macbook Pro? Has anyone had any problems with refurbished devices from Apple?