Hello MacRumors Members, This fall, I am going to be a freshmen in college (pharmacy major) and have finally decided to make the conversion from Windows to Mac. Based on the title, you can probably see I am in a dilemma between choosing which MBP to get, having read the forums and guides. New Macbook Pro 13in ix (Arrandale) [base model] & iPod Touch for $1100 (I will probably buy an external monitor if I vouch for this option) - or - Refurbished Macbook Pro 15in 2.53Ghz (current generation) for $(Any estimates?) Factors: - Money is a major factor, as I am willing to spend $1300-1400 max - Web Browsing, Email, Word, etc. for 85% of time - Play games (ie: Modern Warfare 2) for 15% of time - Screen size "doesn't matter" but prefer larger screens - Prefer matte, but will invest in an Anti-Glare screen for MBP 13in - If I get a MBP 13in, I will keep the iPod touch - Willing to sacrifice graphics for gaming in return for better grades Questions: - Will Arrandale really make that big of a difference in comparison to the current MBP 2.53Ghz? - Do MBP 15in gain more "respect" than MBP 13in due to the stereotype of its high cost? Any responses would be highly appreciated. Thanks.