Hi, I'm currently debating which macbook to buy and I'd like to hear some of your suggestions about which route I should go. This will be my first apple computer and mostly I will be using this for basic things like browsing, email, photos, itunes, and some light video editing. Also, I'm planning to start doing some iPhone application development. Im also planning on installing windows xp with bootcamp just in case I need to use any specific program. I don't intend on doing ANY gaming on this because thats what my xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii are for. Also, I don't really care about the whole firewire situation since I dont really have a use for it. So here are the choices I'm considering: (Note that all prices are in Canadian $$ and include any student discounts were applicable) Option 1: Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display 2GB memory 200GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight Camera Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor; Multi-Touch trackpad Price: $1,449.00 + AppleCare Protection Plan ($279) + tax = $1,952.64 Option 2: New Alum 13-inch MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM 160GB hard drive NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics Price: $1,494.00 + AppleCare Protection Plan ($218) + tax = $1934.56 Option 3: New Alum 13-inch MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM 250GB hard drive NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics Backlit Keyboard Price: $1,649.00 + AppleCare Protection Plan ($218) + tax = $2109.71 So basicially those are my options since I wanna stay within the $2000 bracket for final price. I'm mostly liking Options 1 and 2, the only reason I added 3 was for the backlit keyboard (which would be nice to have but not mandatory). The problem I have with Option 1 is that graphics card problem thats been reported, I would hope that they have already fixed this problem in these refurbished models cause I dont think they would be still selling a product with a faulty part. I would have applecare either way for 3 years so I should be okay no matter what. The reason I want option 2 is because it is smaller/more portable and its new design looks awesome! I would upgrade the hard drive probably to 500gb sometime in the near future since hard drives arent that expensive. So which option should I go for that will give me the longest usability/compatibilty for the future? Any suggestions, comments, feedback is greatly appreciated!