I have always wanted a mac, but PC was always cheaper. Now I'm tired of my HP laptop and its issues, finally going to get what I want. Now this is the first Mac I will be purchasing and my computer needs are not substantial. Here is what I do on my computer: Surf the web Keep and share photos Edit iPhone and camcorder videos Limited word processing As you see I won't be asking it to do a lot. I'm leaning towards a MacBook Pro 15" but am open to opinions there as well. The main question is should I go for the latest release and pay the student price of $1699 or get Feb 11 version and pay $1359? Are the differences worth the extra $340? That can pay for apple care right there...??? Or am I going the wrong direction and should be thinking about the air? I'm also wondering why the refurb page says it is 15% off and a savings of $250 as that would make original price $1599 and not 1799??? Thanks!