So I am thinking of buying a Macbook Pro. I have never owned a Mac before, and I am looking for a solid (but not necessarily top-of-the-line) gaming machine. My price range is $1,200-$1,800. I am aware there are better gaming computers for the price (I have been considering a Alienware M15x),but I wanted a fresh experience of a Mac. I like the cosmetic look of the Macbooks, so that was a big draw-in for me. The set-up I am looking at now is: 15-inch: 2.4GHz Intel core i5 4GB memory 320 GB hard drive Intel HD Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB The cost of this rig is $1,799, so I am not willing to upgrade to the higher Macbook models. Here are my gaming questions: Can this machine run World of Warcraft at high settings? Team Fortress 2? Dragon Age: Origins? Starcraft 2? If not, what computer (in my price range) would you recommend? Now my general Mac questions (From a PC user): Everyone I have seen gaming on Macbooks loads Windows via Bootcamp. Why? Do I have to? Is this a better gaming experience? I hear Macs are very virus-resistant. Is this true? My friends hate me for wanting a Mac. Am I a bad person? (Semi-serious question) At this point, I REALLY want a Macbook, but not at the compromise of gaming. Thank you very much for your help.