I am trying to decide between 2 F series laptops: a preconfigured VPCF12BFX that has been discontinued but can still be purchased at Sony stores for a discount or a new VPCF1390-CTO. The main difference between these 2 models is that the discontinued model has a 1600x900 resolution with a Nvidia 330m graphics card, while the VPCF1390CTO that I would custom-order would have a 1920x1080p resolution and the new Nvidia 425m graphics card. Also, the Intel I7 chip is slightly faster on the newer 13 series. The price difference between the 2 models is about $185. I will be watching Blu-ray movies on the laptop occasionally but primarily will use it for web surfacing and MS word, excel, PowerPoint, adobe premier and acrobat standard. My question: is there a benefit for a high-def resolution? Some say it makes a difference when watching Blu-ray movies, while others say that 1920x1080p versus 1600x900 is not noticeable on a 16.4" display. Also, the Sony telephone rep. touted the newer generation Nvida graphics card (GT425m). I spoke with Nvida, and the rep. said it would primarily would benefit gamers because games rely heavily on the graphics card to render the image and also high-end graphics software like Photoshop. But he also said the 330m is a high-end card, too. Any feeling on whether it make sense to spend more for the 1390CTO because of the HD display and better graphics card? Thanks for any advice on this issue.