Hey there, Been reading this forum for over a year but now *I* need your help. I've been planning on getting a Macbook Pro for a year now (coinciding with my move to the US for studies) and have been using this forum for research on specs. I have two options : a) Buy it here in India b) Buy it in the US My specs are : Macbook Pro 17" 2.5Ghz Hi-Res Glossy 200GB @ 7200RPM + 4GB Ram + AppleCare Now this is where it gets painful. If I buy it in India - the price is around $3,200 BUT Hi-Res displays aren't available here. And neither are 7200RPM drives for the MBP (as in, BTO, I'm not experienced enough to replace it myself). Plus that price is 2GB RAM not 4GB (I can do that myself though). So if I buy it here, I have to compensate on specs. A custom mac order here gets extremely pricey (above $4200) and takes 60 days, which I don't have. However, If I buy it in the states through my university store (significant discount), I get what I want, for a lesser price. This would seem the obvious option. However, these guys only accept Credit Card, Draft's and cheques - which makes payment complicated (and painful if on CC) - since all my $s are in cash (gift money collected over the years) and if I order it once I get there, I'll be stuck on a different continent without a computer for a little more than 2 weeks (which I don't want). Issuing a large draft and sending it across now is complicated (it's complicated, that's all that need be known) Do any of you guys have any advice or do you know any workarounds? Are any of you coming to India Thanks for any advice.