Hello everyone! A quick background on my experiences with Apple products before I present my dilemma. I currently own iPods of all kinds from many generations and an iPhone 3G, which will be replaced by an iPhone 4 within the next couple of weeks. One thing I have never owned was a Mac. I envied those that had a MacBook Pro, which lead to me begin saving one for myself. I've been looking through the Apple Refurbished Mac store recently (Australian) and I have to decide these two particular MacBooks: Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.0GHz quad-core Intel i7 Originally released February 2011 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Hi-Res antiglare widescreen display, 1680-by-1050 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M $1949.00 Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz quad-core Intel i7 Originally released February 2011 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 7200 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M $2119.00 With the differences in the display, hardware and price in consideration, which would you recommend based on the following information: This is replacing my current Windows desktop. I have an external monitor I plan to use at home. I want to be able to use it throughout university, so I guess 3+ years. Will undertake some gaming at home using the external monitor and running Windows via Boot Camp. I use Adobe applications frequently as a general hobby. If I'm missing any crucial information, feel free to ask for clarification. I look forward to this community's helpful advice and opinions. Thank you all in advance!