got a coupla questions i hope can be answered before i make my purchase. thanks for the help in advance. 1) what's the max resolution that the integrated graphic card on the Macbook can go up to if connected to an external screen? I intend to use it to connect via dvi to hdmi to my 50" hdtv to watch HD encodes. not sure if the Macbook would be able to handle that. Most of the decoding power should be coming from the CPU, but I'm not sure if it would be bottlenecked on the resolution side. 2) what connections would i need in order for the audio to turn out on external speakers together with the HD video output 3) regarding music. is lame compatible with mac? any kind of audio encoding prog can make use of lame for mac? also, wat kind of mediaplayers are there besides itunes/quicktime. refering to music here, I know for videos there arent much choices beside osxbmc and vlc.