Hello! I am planning to keep my laptop for the full four years of my university. I have narrowed my choices down to the macbook pro or the macbook(black). I was set on the macbook pro until i read about the "dents and the scratches". I don't want to take EXCESSIVE care of my laptop(or have to constantly worry about it), I will probably put it into my bag in some padded sleeve, but still, i heard that even if u place it onto some uneven surface, the Al casing scratches easily and that even a bump might cause a large dent. I will be living in a dorm not far from my university so i won't be battling through the subway crowd or anything. However, if i do buy the macbook, i feel that i can buy a lot more "extras", like good ear phones, ipod dock, the 32GB ipod touch etc.. However, with the macbook pro and the added tax, i would be bit reserved when buying anything extra other than the case and the 16GB model of the ipod touch. I will be using the laptop for general use and programming(not anything graphic intensive) so i value the larger screen. An external monitor is out of the question as my present dorm does not exactly have the biggest of desks. Also, i don't usually keep a lot of windows open as i use tabs more often, even then, i think spaces would do wonders. So, i am wondering if the extra screen estate is something i need and be comfortable with. This laptop will be my only computer that HAS to last for my full 4 years. So which should i choose? Thanks in advance for your replies. Also, I have no intentions of waiting for the update.