Hi, It's time for me to change my 1Ghz tiBook. I was considering the entry-level MBP that I can get at $1799 plus tax with the edu discount, but then I happen to look at the refurbished offers and found a MBP 17" Core Duo at $1999. Despite an older CPU, the 17" has a 100Gb 7200 rpm (which I prefer to a 120GB 5400, but that option is no longer available on the C2D version) and a 256MB RAM GPU. The 15" however has a DL superdrive, the core 2 duo and costs 200 bucks less, plus is new which is also somenthing to consider. The 17" has always been in my dreams since it was/is too expensive, but in this case I wouldn't mind spending the extra $200. What is blocking me is the fact that is refurbished in the first place and the fact the it doesn't have the latest intel chip. What do you think? Are the extra $200 worth for a bigger screen and "less" power (CPUwise)? Also what is the deal with refurbished product, are they reliable? any good or bad experience?