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While you're making your decision, remember these since they'll make a difference with pricing:
On the new ones, you need an external DVD burner; Apple's is USB and $79. I bought one years ago that is Firewire and has its own power supply. Almost any burner should do - check prices/features.
And, especially on the new ones (but I do it anyway), consider getting Applecare which extends your initial 1 year warranty into three. I just had the logic board replaced on mine (they say it's about $800 - 900) free of charge in my home thanks to Applecare. You can buy it from Apple ($169) or other resellers including Amazon: