Hello! I am heading off to college this fall, and I've been eyeing the 17" MacBook Pro for quite some time now, and I think I'm going to go for it. Since that certainly is not a cheap investment, I have been trying to find the best deal possible. I originally thought it would be best to buy with a student discount, which takes $200 off the total price and includes an iPod (which I don't really need, but is cool regardless). However, after doing some sleuthing, I stumbled across the Student Apple Developer Program, which costs $100 and allows one hardware discount. The MacBook Pro discount is $560 off! Even factoring in the $100, its still $460 off, which is a damn fine deal. Also, I planned on doing a lot of coding in my college career, as I want to pursue a path in the Computer Science/Engineering field. It seems to good to be true: why wouldn't everyone just buy the student developer kit, save 500 bucks, and be happy? Am I missing something here? I just want to know if this is as simple as it sounds: Buy $100 student ADC, then buy highly reduced MBP. Are there any real disadvantages or catches? Thanks, and cheers!