OK I have never owned a Mac before. I made a big jump last year and went to laptop ( Asus N61JQ 15.6" ) I was a full on pc gamer / high end pc, so had to go for something with a reasonable graphical grunt in order to not feel to much slowdown gaming wise. Now this was perfect for the first few months. However I became more and more depressed about the poor quality screen ( viewing angles and colour reproduction ) and horrendous battery life ( 1.5 hours at most ) I also found I just was not gaming any more as I have both an Xbox 360 and PS3 ( and iPhone ) So I am set on a mac, as it gives both a good screen and the battery life I need. I can't see myself playing games but I want the chance to try out some new ones now and again as the battery life makes it more feasible. My concern is the 13" has intergrated graphics, and the resolution is so damn low! I can't understand why the MBA has a higher resolution for the same size? I cannot go without a dvd drive, so MBA is a no go even on refresh. Portability is not a massive issue, although it would be handy as I don't drive but ride a motorbike. I guess the thing that puts me off the most from the 13 is the resolution and graphics. Maybe I am answering my own question. Also there is the cost issue. Now for sure I spent £1100 on my Asus at the time. So a MBP is not far off at £1500 and on the edge of what I want to spend. I am a EPP member so do get some discount. So based on what I said, what should I go for? Also what resolution?