So as I'm typing this, I have two apple stores windows open. 1. Refurbished Apple MacBook (White): $1099.00 1GB RAM 2.0 Ghz C2D 80 GB etc, etc, etc. 2. Apple MacBook Pro $2900 w/ AppleCare 2GB RAM 120 GB HD 2.33 Ghz C2D etc, etc, etc. I know Leopard's around the corner. I know Santa Rosa is coming. Same with NAND booting laptops and a bump in graphics. I can go without playing games (not like I game much nowadays anyway). I don't do much in terms of photoshop, final cut etc (but that might change). Lets work with the assumption that I need a laptop. One that is good enough to do some web development on (RoR, LAMP, some basic graphic design maybe). Which one would you choose? Would you go with the Macbook Pro and just buy Leopard in a month or two? Or would you go with the refurbished Macbook and then replace it in a year, year and half when Leopard's bugs have been worked out and the hardware has been stabilized? Essentially... what's the better value? I'm a bit wary at throwing out $3000 when updates in all sectors (software, hardware) are around the corner.