After only my second day with my new (refurb) MBP, I opened up a couple Safari windows and Itunes and was horrified when I saw a distorted/jumbled images. I had heard about the issue with the nVidia 8600 GPUs and even checked serial number to see when my machine was produced (43rd week, October). But apparently this issue is still affecting those "Rev 2" logic boards. Up to that point (a day), I was very satisfied with the machine; it was very snappy, the screen was bright and very crisp, and I was pleased with the simplicity of OSX (I finally realized that there was no installer)... But I refused any offers made by the Apple rep of a repair/replacement because this nVidia issue will always be in the back of my mind. I will be going away to start grad school in a couple of months, and as the only machine I will have, I need the peace of mind that the paper I sent all night on will still be there when I wake up in the morning. I find myself in a dilemma now: 1) Old Whitebook (My brother has had it for over a year and it has bee flawless) 2) New Alu MacBook (I like the design and durability better that (1), but rev A reliable?) 3) Lenovo Ideapad laptop with XP (I hear these are very reliable) I'm a non-gaming college student who just mostly browses the net and uses word processor. Buying advice from all you MacRumors experts would be helpful!! Edit: My budget is $1600, give or take $100.