Hello, Apple has two MB Pro models for $1300 right now, the Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (summer 2009 refresh) 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 4GB memory 250GB Hard Drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SD card slot Built-in 7-hour battery NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics Illuminated keyboard and Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (late 2008) 15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 2GB memory 250GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Built-in iSight camera Illuminated keyboard I think I'd prefer a 15" model, plus it has discrete graphics. However, it lacks the SD card slot and the longer lasting battery, and has half the RAM (though I'd likely upgrade), and a slightly slower processor. Are there any other signficant differences? I suspect there is very little real world difference in processor speed, but how big of difference is there between the GPUs? Primary uses are day to day computing, music recording/editing, and occasional gaming.