Hey do any of you out there who game with your 15" MBP use an external monitor? What kind of games do you play and how are the frame rates on 1080p resolution? Basically, I had the base 2011 21.5" iMac with the 6750M w/ 512mb and I was playing BF3, Dragon Age, Skyrim, The Witcher 2, CS, and other various games with bootcamp. All those games ran fine at full resolution at high with some tweaked settings. I had to get rid of my iMac for various reasons a couple months ago and now I need to get a main computer again. Instead of building a separate PC rig for gaming and having a Mac for all my other daily needs, I'd like to keep everything on one machine, and on an Apple machine. For around $1750 I can get the refurbished February 2011 15" MBP with the 6750M w/ 1GB. This would give me portability but also a workhorse, and can be paired with an external monitor for gaming. I know the 6750M with 512mb in the iMac had no problem playing those games so I don't see why the MBP with 1gb would. Does having a MBP push to a 1080p external monitor make it perform worse? I know the new MBPs may be right around the corner but in reality they may lose things (Upgradability, SuperDrive, dedicated graphics, etc); or they may not. No one really knows. One thing is probably for certain though: they will probably stay around the same price points. I don't want to spend over $2200 for the next gen high end MBP when I can get the last years model for $1750. I have fiddled with the idea of having a desktop and an iPad for mobile but I'm almost positive I'll be returning my iPad. I just don't need it enough to justify the cost. It's a luxury item. Also, I like to do a lot of writing and it's kind of annoying to do that on an iPad.