My 2009 Unibody MB recently died after an unfortunate water spill. It will cost a minium of $435 to fix, and that's IF there is noting else wrong besides a dead logic board. So, I am thinking of upgrading to a MB Pro (entry level). I have a couple of options. First option is to buy a brand new MB through my company's Apple Employee Purchase Program. This would get me: 13 inch MBP 2.4GHz Dual Core 4GB memory 500 GB (5400RPM) HD Running Lion. With tax, this would be around $1203. -OR- At my local military base exchange (I'm retired military) I could get an earlier 2011 MBP that has the following specs: 13 inch 2.3MHz Dual Core (slightly slower) 4GB memory (not sure if the memory is as fast as the newer MBPs) 320GB HD Running SL Cost: $989 (no tax at the BX) So the earlier model is $214 cheaper. The only real differences are a slightly slower CPU (2.3 vs 2.4), a smaller HD (which is moot since I'd swap the HD with the new 500GG Seagate Hybrid from my dead MB anyway) and Lion vs SL (But I'm pretty sure I could get free upgrade to Lion). My inclination is to get the earlier MBP at the BX, but are there any other factors I'm not considering?