Ok, so I have a MBP, I'm 15 (almost 16) and I would say that I put it to good use through graphics stuff, and making movies. My step-brother has this old gateway and would like a mac so I said cool, crossing over to the good side. So ya, he was going to get a black MB but then I showed him the deal on amazon for a last gen MBP ($1550) He said, oh sweet, I like the MBPs better so I'll just get that. So even though the MBP is way above his needs, I thought it was reasonable for him to get one sense they're the same price. Anyway, he basically just surfs the internet, writes papers, and plays the sims . So, he suddenly says, hey I want the 2.4GHz one for $1750. I told him, wow, that's ridiculous, you don't even need the 2.2GHz one why would you ever get the 2.4GHz one, he couldn't really give me a good excuse other than that he thought it was better, even though I told/tell him everything about it. Anyway, I can't really convince him to just get the base one so I'm planning on showing him the responses on this thread. So, just tell him your opinion on it (which I'm sure will be "waste of $200"). thanks for your time.