Firstly Hi! My first post as I am wanting to take the leap of faith over to apple, but I have a few reserves! I am a lighting design student (stage & theatre) studying at University. I want to get the 17" Mac book pro 2.5ghz with 512mb 8600m gt graphics card. The downfall comes when I say I will have to run windows under boot camp as some of my software is windows only based. I am sick of windows and want to get away from the vast array of error messages I receive once a month and want to go to a stable more user friendly interface. My qualm is with the graphics card performance, my friend has just bought a Dell XPS M1710 with a 7950 GTX 512mb, it is an impressive machine but to "gamey looking". I want something with this kind of power but from what I have read the 8600 isn't up to this? Would the MBP be able to run 3D open GL simulation and have the rendering power as the 7950? I also know Apple don't announce updates to early but i there likely to be an upgrade before September? Late September is my crunch time where I will have to buy a laptop. I would love to see a more powerful card! Thanks in advance for help and advice!