As a student I qualify for the discount and in upping the blackbook's ram to 2GB the difference is essentally $300. The student discount is greater for the MBP ($200 instead of $100 for the BlackBook). My parents are paying for half of but I'm still on the fence. I could also sell the Nano that comes with it. But, I can't shake the question: Do I really need the MBP for three years of law school? My GF argues that I should get the MBP because it's probably the last computer I'll buy for a while, assuming I get a good job that will actually, you know, have computers there. But portability is a big deal for me as a student. And the keyboard is also a big deal. I have a feeling I'll be staring at this thing A LOT and typing A LOT. Just needed to vent. Post thoughts if necessary.