well, im only 14, going to be 15 in a month and a half. i have a black macbook, and my family is borrowing my 20 inch aluiMac. i was thinking of selling them both, and picking up a refurb MBP. but the price tells me to buy something like this http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nplm=FA356LL/A alright, i know its overkill, but by how much? enough to not jump on something along this line, instead of a portable. the price says enough, and i never would have bought my macbook in the first place if i would have known i could get a MP for 500 more. this would last me through high school, and college of course.