Hi there! I'm a first time poster/long time reader, and I think I'm finally ready to make my first mac purchase. I'm a little unsure of which notebook to buy, though. I'm definitely interested in a 13 incher, but I'm torn between the previous generation high end macbook and the current low end mbp. I'm pretty sure I want to by a refurb since I've heard they are quality products and allow me to get a good deal. Currently both models in question run at $999 so price isn't the issue. My main concern is that I want a 250 gb hd. I know that if I buy the mbp I can upgrade the hd myself, but that's not something I wanna do; I'm not the most handy of people and don't want to risk damaging my new mac. That being said, the 2.4 uMB looks good because it has the larger hd already installed. However, from looking through the forums here and looking at some reviews, the uMB has been said to be a lower quality machine and the screen has definitely gotten some negative reviews. I don't really want to skimp on screen quality since that's something I have to constantly look at, but I've read that Apple updated the screen on the uMBs to make them a little better. (Is this true?) I also know that the firewire and SD card slot on the mbp excite a lot of people, but I don't even know what firewire is and I don't have a digital camera or anything that would require the use of the SD slot. With all that being said, which machine would you recommend? (I will be using the computer for web browsing, listening to music, watching tv online, occasionally watching movies, and word processing.) I'm sorry this post was kind of long. Thanks for reading it, and thanks in advance for your help! I can't wait to finally be a mac user!