Howdy, Well, after spending a GREAT deal of time with the new MBP late 2008, I have decided that I DON'T want to have to deal with the glassy screen. I really WANT to love it, and do, but I'll need this machine to be my daily driver and therefore, will need to maintain a MATTE LED LCD screen requirement. So, in the marketplace of NEW but OLDER generation MBP, mid-2008, there are QUITE a few options. 2.4 200GB 256 graphic ram 1443$ 2.5 250GB (most likely 7200) 512 graphic ram. 1643$ 2.6 250GB (most likely 7200) 512 graphic ram. 1743$ Question is, these are about 100$ different from another. WHAT amount of difference will the .1 in CPU offer? I haven't been able to find comparissons on barefeats or other sites. and WHAT amount of speed performance will the extra 256MB of GPU RAM yield? For what applications? I do a fair amount of photo manipulation, but this is mostly going to be a workhorse, running fusion, mail, etc. thanks SO much for any links or replies. I've been waiting too long to buy, and now that prices are so cheap, I have to pull the trigger soon.