Long time lurker and first time poster. I've had my 15" Macbook Pro since the Summer of 2007. Now that the CD drive is almost inside out thanks to a drop (it stopped functioning a couple years ago anyway), my the spots where my wrist sit are basically black, and occasionally it makes a sound like a motorboat driving on a concrete floor, I figure it might be time for a new computer. I do a lot of graphic design and a little bit of video work so I need something with a quality video card, 15", and a bunch of RAM. I was looking at the top of the line MBP (about $3400 after Apple care!) I then went to the refurb section and saw a slew of older MBPs for a cheaper price (makes sense, they're older) but a lot of them seemed to have better specs than the current ones (even maxed out with the configuration options). The only difference I could spot was the Nvidia video card seemed to be the previous year's model? Here's a link to the refurb section and a couple of the MBPs I was talking about. Here, here, and here. Am I missing something? Is there any reason I shouldn't get one of these apparently better refurbs over the current top of the line? Thanks so much!!!