Hey all! This is to be my first mac! Basically, I am in need of a Macbook Pro that is going to be taking over as my main computer along with college work, some gaming, and heavy video editing(Final Cut). So I have some questions. So far I am kinda set on the 17" because of the benefits of a bigger screen and higher resolution, but is there any good reason besides the money to cut down to the 15"? I do have a 24" monitor to hook it up to when I am at my desk. I am also thinking off going with the matte screen to cut down the reflections. And the next question is a huge one... is it worth $225 for bump up to the i7 2.3 8mb l3? I would personally like to prolong the life as much as possible but is it something that will actually be used and worth that money. I will be ordering 8gb RAM kit same day so that is a must I know. And eventually would like to get a SSD when the prices are a tad more feasible so I plan on going with the 500gb 7200rpm until then. My last question is on Apples' refurb program. Is it a worth while option and how does the product normally look when recieved? The reason I ask is because they do have a 17" with the antiglare and 2.3 i7 for only $2379.99 which is a few hundred cheaper then the new but only has the 5400rpm hdd. Any help would greatly be appreciated!!