I was planning on getting the i5 for $1449 with 1gb 5750. I then saw the late 2009 i7 for $1369. I would add applecare if I got the 2009 so I could get at least 3 years out of it. It's graphics seems to be at most 15% weaker with a stronger processor and higher geekbench score. Keep in mind that I am budget conscious. Which refurb are you going for? Which one is the best deal?