I have a dilemma: I just graduated from high school, and for the longest time, my parents have been telling me that they would buy me a laptop for college as a graduation present. Whenever we would discuss the subject, they would ask me what I wanted, and I would reply: a macbook pro. Now that it is time to purchase, they don't like the price of the macbook pro. I picked out a nice refurbished one, but my dad is not loving the price at all. I'm wondering if there is any secret way to get a macbook pro of similar specs for less than $2000. I don't want to resort to begging like a little child asking for sugary cereal. My parents and I are on very good terms; logical discussions work. Just buying a macbook is out of the question. I've got too many things with audio, video, and digital imaging that I do with computers to bring myself to invest in a machine that I know won't do the job very well for very many years to come. Any suggestions/help?