How long did you go for between purchasing a PC notebook and a MacBook Pro (or any Mac, for that matter)? I bought an HP notebook last May for my college studies (mainly for programming/MATLAB stuff), and lots of other stuff like music and the occasional games that aren't graphic intensive. It's been nice because I'm testing it to the elements (late nights at the library and taking it out a lot). It's kept it good shape overall, except it loves to overheat despite a 9 cell battery keeping it elevated. This overheating gets so annoying that when I go to play League of Legends with some friends, it powers off completely. When I go to turn the computer back on, it will shut off when I resume the game (usually in a matter of 1-2 minutes). This only happens when I'm gaming. Should I consider buying a Mac if they are better at regulating heat? It's only been a year for this notebook, so should I upgrade in another year or wait until my undergrad studies are finished? I have a job this summer but I'd like to save my money for now for things like study abroad. Any experiences you might like to share going from a PC notebook to a Mac?