I was thinking this when reflecting on my now 4 year old Macbook Pro (2.0Ghz, Radaeon x1600, 2GB RAM). When I got my computer, it wasn't bad. It could certainly run games better than my previous computer (Played some Knights of the Old Republic, Ultimate Spider-Man, Age of Mythology, and others), and for about a year or two I was pretty happy. I had never been a hardcore PC gamer, so I was content to play some older games like Halo (or less demanding games like Portal). Now I'm a little sad that I have to miss out on Starcraft 2, and also miss out on super cheap PC games (versus their more expensive console counterparts). My Macbook Pro was never really state of the art by any stretch of the imagination (in terms of gaming). It did the job, but kinda showed its age fairly quickly. Now though, as opposed to the beginning of the last decade (and the late 90s), consoles pretty much dictate where graphics are going. Consoles are where the money is at, and it doesn't look like we'll be seeing a new XBox or PS3 any time soon. Because of that (and also the fact that the hardcore PC gaming population is shrinking), isn't it kind of logical to assume that the Macs that are coming out won't be THAT outdated in a couple years time? They're making so many of these games to scale nowadays (just look at how many computers still run MMOs, or Source games). This is kinda just speculation on my part, but I think there may be some truth in there. What do you think? As time goes on, will PCs/Macs tend to last longer for gamers?