Hey, So my late 2006 black MacBook died recently (motherboard failure, I'm just about sure) and being at college right now, I'm rushing to get a new computer so I can get back on my feet. I'm looking at a MacBook Pro (15.4") and found one with the 2.66GHz Core2 Duo for a pretty decent price - refurbished. Does the education discount not apply to refurbished products? I'm unable to find that information anywhere...the listed price didn't change when I logged in as a student, but I just want to be completely sure. Also, advice: I'm a student, sure, but I do a lot of other stuff besides essay-writing. I do a lot of Photoshop work, a lot of Garageband stuff, use Guitar Rig to play through the computer, and play a bunch of FPS games besides. There were times I'd have Photoshop, Photomatix, Garageband, Audacity, Guitar Rig, iTunes, and Firefox running simultaneously on my older 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM MacBook with few issues (though if anything froze, it was Garageband or Firefox). So, for me: Core 2 Duo at 2.66 GHz or i5 at 2.53 GHz? The latter is $150 more expensive and has no SD card slot (which I can deal with); the hard drive isn't an issue because I'll be swapping out the stock for my 640GB WD drive and keeping as a spare the either 320GB or 500GB Snow Leopard stock drive. Both the ones I'm considering are refurbished models...remember, college kid in a hurry here. Can anyone enlighten me?