Currently my only computer is a 13" Macbook I bought in February 2007. 2.0Ghz, 120Mb HD, maxed out at 2GB RAM. The killer for me is the 64MB video card. So I'm looking to upgrade soon, but I'm on a budget so I'm going with the refurbished options to save a buck. It doesn't make a lot of sense for me to wait for a refresh if I'm going to get a refurbished model anyway. Please let me know what you think about these options: Glossy Vs. Anti-glare: Sounds like anti-glare is the clear favorite here and that's what I lean towards. Any thoughts on using screen protectors/films to achieve the same thing if the model I want most is unavailable with anti-glare? NVIDIA 9400 + 9600 w/ 512MB RAM: One of my main requirements. Likely going for a 17", but may be persuaded to get a 15" in the interest of saving money. 2.66GHz vs. 2.8GHz vs. 2.93GHz Vs. 3.06Ghz: Is there really that much difference? Apple's marketing department seems to think so at least. My understanding is that the 2.93GHz was only available as an option in the Early 2009 models, yet on the website they offer a 2.93Ghz model for $50 more than a 2.8Ghz model that sports a larger hard drive (neither is solid state) and upgraded anti-glare option. Is it worth spending $50 to get an extra 133MHz of processing on an older generation machine? Early 2009 vs. Mid 2009: As long as I get a processor with 6MB on-chip cache and a backlit LED screen (available on the Early 2009 17" models, standard on all others since then?), are there any other differences between generations? Extended AppleCare: Yay or nay? I've had it on my last two Macs. I haven't used it at all on my current Macbook (it expires in February), but it definitely came in handy on my former G4 PowerMac. If push comes to shove, I can buy this at any time in the first 90 days, correct? I am an aspiring graphic/web design guy. I got a lot of training on it in college, but have a long way to go. I'm hoping to hone my skills with the videos offered by Total Training and find employment in the creative field. Currently I'm a third shift supervisor in a manufacturing facility, and as nice as it is to have a job these days, it's not what I was born to do. I'm also on the fence about upgrading to CS4. I believe what I have now is the Web Premium Package (PS, Illustrator, Flash Pro, Fireworks, etc), and I have InDesign 2 from a previous bundle. Any additional thoughts on upgrading my software suite would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance for all your input!