Hey all. I am starting a new job soon and have been told I am expected to bring some work home with me. My current MBP is from early 2008 (last model before unibodies) and runs well, but I'm worried it might not be able to handle the workload. Right now, I have issues just having a single VM and Firefox open at the same time. I was thinking of getting a i7 MBP as it should have enough horse power to handle the level of multitasking I need and, as a side benefit, be able to play the handful of games I've picked up recently (mostly Valve stuff). I'm trying to figure out where I can get one the cheapest. Amazon has slightly lower prices then Apple Store (brick-and-mortar and online), but I can't seem to find one with a matte screen. I might be able to swing an education discount from Apple as I still have access to my old college email account (only graduated about a year ago), but not sure if it that would work. Basically, my questions are as follows: What would Apple double-check if I was a student before giving me the educational discount? Would giving them a college email address suffice? If I bought the MBP from Amazon, would I be able to get one with a matte screen? Random questions I know, but just trying to do my research before I make a decision. If anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it. PS Forgot to mention: The job is software engineering. I would need to run VMs for development and testing as I will be working with .NET (yes, not happy about that). I also need to VPN into the office, but I should be able to do that in OS X without a problem.