Looking to buy MBP- budget is nil - looking at new base 2.26 13" (Student disc $1,100 + free IPtouch) vs. Refurbished MBP Pro 2.4 15" 2GB memory 250GB HD ($1,350) Need for travel/relocation/school/search for work- and just need for long overdue upgrade and ability to load and learn new software (have PowerPC G4 Dual800 - was great mac, still runs beautifully- but...) Software I use: Photoshop- extensive use of- will run CS3 or 4 (some InDes, Ill.) (can't in current sys.- now using PS7) FinaCutPro- some use- maybe more so in future Flash- maybe will use in future 3D program- maybe in future (though figure will have to get MP 8core [and $'s] ) Lean towards refurb because of dedicated gpu card (which I see they took out of new base 15"- so is it not important for "Pro" use?) Lean towards new 13" because less$ and 8GB RAM option (vs 4GB for refurb 15")- not sure longer battery life matters to me as never have had laptop- figure wont be in wilderness and can just plug into nearest wall (as I see many people do) (or buy back-up battery if get the refurb 15"). Also wonder if new will last longer than refurb. A lot to read through- sorry. Thanks for any advice!