I've decided to go macbook after gettign fed up with the screen quality on my IBM Thinkpad x31. I'd like to spend no more than $1200 plus tax, and I'm a student. I do not game, but do lots of work in InDesign and Photoshop. At least initially I will be using Windows XP because I can't justify buying all my software all over again. So here's what I'm looking at: 1) A refurbished Macbook 1.83 duo for $899 from apple with 1/2 GB ram = $1049/1199 2) A new Macbook 1.83 duo 2 with 1GB ram for $1,117.00 3) A new Macbook 2.0 due 2 for $1,199.00. Honestly I'm leaning towards the first option. I don't need DVD burning for anything I do, so why pay for it? When I need it, I plan on trading out the 5400 rpm hdd for a larger 7200rpm model, so again, why pay for a hdd upgrade I don't especially want. I'd like to buy Macbook 2.0 due 2 with a 60gb hdd and combo drive for less money, but apple isn't giving us that option... The two key questions seem to be: 1) For graphic design work, given the lack of dedicated graphics card, what will give me more speed: a 2.0 duo 2 with 1gb ram, or a 1.83 duo with 2gbs? 2) What the difference between a 2.0 duo 2 and 1.83 duo 2 ? Is there really a difference in speed I should care enough about to spend an extra $100 now?