Hey everybody! I know this forum is more for desktops, but I was hoping someone could help me out here. Lets get the basics out of the way: - Have $1300 to spend - Want to play games at least as graphically intense as The Sims 3, don't need maxed settings on everything - Want speed, enough to use some photo and video programs once in ahile - Don't care about blu-ray - Want reliablity - Want a cool running laptop - Want a laptop that has decent battery life, but wont use it often - Don't care about display size - Most importantly, don't want it to be completely outdated in a year, would like it to last 3 years and still be able to sell for around half of what I bought it for - Need before Christmas OK, now that that stuff is out of the way let me tell you more. I know laptops arent very upgradeable but I want at least 4gb ram with possibly an upgrade in the future. The Macbook Pro 2.53 ghz comes with this and in DDR3. Most Windows laptops I have seen have DDR 2. Comparing prices I can get everything in the Macbook Pro in a Windows Laptop for around the same price except the Windows laptops have better graphic options. I don't plan on playing Modern Warfare 2 or anything, this is mainly for my wife and she just messes around with Sims 3, facebook, Microsoft office, internet, etc.... But I don't want to spend 1300 on a Windows laptop and in 3 years be able to sell it for 200 bucks. I bought a Windows Vista laptop 3 years ago for 700 and now I can get about 125 for it on ebay, that is horrible! But it would be nice to spend 900 instead of 1300...lol. What are your guy's opinions on what I should do for the things I want listed above? Thanks!