My son is starting a graphic designs program. I was looking at getting him a powerful ~$2000 MBP but am reconsidering since a few years from now technology will have advanced even further and he can get a top-of-the line one then, when he will presumably be beginning his career. Soooo... does anyone know what the minimum requirements would be? I assume a 15" screen is a necessity? Can he do fine without a hi-res display? Looks like something less than $1000 won't be possible. This is the least expensive 15" refurb: $1359 for Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7 Originally released October 2011 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M Thanks much for the advice!