Hello and good morning to everyone on MR. Here is my issue, I am a student and need a new laptop by September at the latest. All these rumors about a case redesign (MBP) make me sort of cringe because I am within a month of buying a new MBP. Early June is an ideal time to buy a laptop for me and I just do not want to buy a new MBP at $2k a pop right before the case redesign. I am just guessing the design will come late this year to early next year (Feb at the latest?) and I need a laptop by then. The thing is, I do not even think I need a MBP. I mostly wanted the faster processor and better graphics card so I could play games. A bigger screen as well. But, I could put the $1k I saved into a custom gaming desktop. I do basic tasks such as internet and music and some photoshop CS3. I noticed the MB screen has a lower resolution and it is small compared to the MBP. It would be good and portable to get around the campus and I could come back to a sweet set up in my dorm room. So here is the question: 1) Is it a good idea to get a refurb macbook NOW instead of a MBP just because I cannot wait any longer and when the new update happens, I can decide to sell my laptop or just keep it because I might just like the macbook the best anyways? How much would a macbook refurb bought for $1000 be worth in 6 months? 2) Should I just forget about the MBP alltogether because I only really wanted it for its luxuries such as the alu body and backlight keyboard. Macbook + gaming pc > macbook pro for a college student who likes computer games? Thanks everyone and I know I sort of jumped around. I'll come back to clear things up if anything is too confusing.