So after recently getting into the University I wanted to and being given a $5,000 a year scholarship my parents have said I can have up to $3000 to spend on a new computer or computers. Here's what I've come up with so far: 1) Refurb iMac 2.4GHz, Refurb Macbook 2.1GHz, both with Applecare 2) Midrange 2.5GHz Macbook Pro, 20" Refurb ACD, both with Applecare 3) Macbook 2.4GHz, with Applecare + ~$1000-1200 Gaming PC 4) Other? What do you guys think? I definately need to get a portable for classes and I want to have something with a bit more power and that is able to be a media centre. I've got tons of movies and do quite a bit of DVD ripping, encoding, etc. I also have the urge to play games sometimes, normally just World of Warcraft but the new FPS games can attract my attention so I need some sort of power.