Hi I'm a university student from vancouver studying engineering. I'm thinking of buying a new laptop and after looking through Asus, Lenovo and Apple websites I'm leaning towards buying a MacBook Pro. I normally use my computer for school related stuff and gaming: MS office, Latex, gnuplot Altera Quartus (circuit schematics design stuff), some heavy programs include SolidWorks, MatLab. Games I play: sims 3 and league of legends are the only ones so far. I'm not sure if I will have to use other heavy programs in the next 3 years of my university, but right now my computer is 4 years old and can only run one heavy one at a time, and uses about 80-90% of the CPU. I think most of the stuff I use a computer for are better off running on Windows, and even a lot of the profs I have specifically ask us to use windows for course related stuff. But I want a laptop about 13/14in, the other ones I looked at are either too large/heavy, not enough battery life, or too ugly XD (Yes I know that's difficult...) So do you guys suggest me to go with a MacBook Pro or some PC? If PC any suggestions on which one (another reason I'm leaning towards mac is there's not too many options )? If Mac will i5 be enough for me or shall I get i7? Thanks!