My financial aid refund was finally given to me, and I'm in need of a laptop. I'm on the go constantly, either at school/library/friends almost never in my dorm where my iMac lies. I want to purchase a MPB. My budget is 2100$ so I can afford a base line 15'' (w/ antiglare) right now, but that 256ram on the gpu really bothers me. I can't do 13" because I feel that the screen is too small. I looked on the refurbished MBP, and found an antiglare 15": Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Originally released April 2010 15.4-inch LED-backlit antiglare Hi-Res widescreen display (1680 x 1050 pixel) 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory For $2,055.67 after sales tax. and the 15" 2011 model that I want is: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 128GB Solid State Drive Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) For $2,407.48 after sales tax (using Ed. discount) Basically I will be using: Parallels with Win7 (Planning on buying an Optibay and putting a 750GB on it) Java coding through Win7 Starcraft I and II Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver MS Office (Mac) Email, FB, Youtube, itunes, skype, homework. I'm a Comp. Engineer major if that matters. So yeah, would the 2010 model be suffice for the next 3 years (planning to use it throughout college and making it last) or will saving an additional 500$ (might take me about 2 months, since no job) and buying the 2011 model worth it? I don't "need" a laptop right now, but I will in the upcoming weeks/months. Thanks for hearing me out guys!