I have been looking at getting a new SR 17" Hi-Res MBP for some time now. There are some in the refurb store: 17-inch high-resolution widescreen display 2GB memory 160GB hard drive; 7200 rpm 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight Camera for $2600 + tax ($2750). I also have been looking at getting the student ADC membership and purchasing the MBP through that store. That price configured the same (+ADC member cost) as the refurb is $2550 + tax ($2700). I think I would rather go for the refurb since as a student ADC member you only get one hardware discount, but I haven't dealt with refurbs before. I just want people's thoughts on my situation and if they think the $50 difference is worth it to get a new vs. refurb.