Would I notice a huge difference? The specs on the macbook pro are as follows... glossy screen 2.16GHz intel core duo 1gb ram (max it out when i get it) 100gb HD super drive 256 built in video ram for 1599 shipped from apple, plus like 300 for the ACPP. Its damn tempting when compared to the Core 2 Duo version, which would be about 1000 dollars more. Its refurbished from apple. I'll be doing some semi-light maya and photoshop, but other than that its iTunes, Safari, Azureus, and AIM, along with the occasional DVD burning via Toast.