hi, i have created an account here as this seemed like the best website to answer my questions, im sure you have answered what i am about to ask but after some searches i couldnt find anything! Basically, i will be hopefully buying the new 17" macbook pro which is to be released soon. it is £1,949 on the UK website with awesome student discount its down to £1,657, which is a good deal for the specs i think! so here are my queries: So - this will be my first mac purchase and i have done lots of research on transfering and i am familiar with OS X as i have used them quite a few times before. However, i am unaware of graphics cards and what they mean (9600 and 9400 etc.). I currently have a dell xps m1710 but its getting old (2.5 years), and after debating between the new xps m1730 and MBP i decided the MBP. the main game i will want to play is the sims 3 when it comes out next month. however, i am unsure of what do to in order to get in on mac, i understand u have to load it in boot camp. could someone explain this. i have heard 64 bit vista is the one to get?! how much would this be? and would it disrupt the performce of my mac at all? i have heard vista is a bit of a pain as i still have XP. other games wont bother me really except a few i will purchase for mac. also, will i have trouble with connections like my sony Hard drive camcorder or sony camera? they should just appear as removable disks yes? i also want to be able to use my mac as a media server with my ps3, as i do this with WMP11 on my dell, how would i do this on a mac? so is the mac worth the purchase? the 8 hour battery and 2.66ghz, 4gb ram is really intriguing! or would someone in my position buy a dell xps m1730 with 2.4ghz, 400gb hd, 4gb ram and better graphics..but the thing that annoys me is..its so damn huge!! its really thick, heavy and pretty ugly apart from the lights (i love the MBP unibody glossy design it looks so stylish!!)..so help please!! i think that is all i can think of at the moment, any help is appreciated!