Have to say I'm really disappointed with the 6490 GPU. Plus the 2010 models are all on sale today at the student store. So I narrowed down to two choices today. 1. 2010 lowest end 15.4" model 2.4 GHz i5 Core with NVIDIA 300M and 320 GB HHD $1399 2. 2011 lowest end 15.4" model 2.0 GHz i7 Quad Core with 6490M GPU and 500 GB HHD $1699 So with one should I choose? I do not game at all. But I like to open many apps simultaneously (ie. Safari, iTunes, iPhoto, Pages etc.) Also is it necessary to switch to high res? Is it gonna make a difference when watching movies? (I really don't want a refurb one so that's out of my options) This is the laptop I'm gonna keep for about 2 years. (Maybe I'll switch to the redesigned one next year if it does come out.) Any input is appreciated! Thanks!