I am currently a sophomore in high school and I am attempting to get my parents to get a G5. Specs below. $3000 model except with 23" Cinema Display ($2000), Radeon 9800 Pro ($300), 2 GB of RAM ($750), Logitech Z-680 speakers($350), and the 250 GB HD ($125). Total cost is $6525. Let me explain my situation. My parents can afford it, I would love to help pay for it, but unfortunately they won't let me get a job and with 8 AP tests to take this year, I probably wouldn't have time. Fortunately, my parents are stereotypical Asian and are very concerned about my SAT and AP scores, hence I supposed to get monetary credit for them. The problem is that I need a new computer now for an online class (EPGY Stanford), and there's a difference between the time I take my AP tests and SAT's which is later in my sophomore year. My proposal to them has been to purchase this computer now and let me 'pay it off' through credits from high AP and SAT scores (which I will get, I'll elaborate later). What I need to is to convince them to accept the plan and get me the G5. So I need help on identifying the benefits of G5, the strong points of it, somehow justifying my configuration, and then getting credit from my current SAT scores. Any help would be appreciated. Next comes what I have to work with. Freshman year, I have recevied a SAT score and a SAT II score. My SAT score is 1460 (710 math, 750 Verbal) and I received a 770 in SAT II Biology. GPA has been 4.0. Summer classes are Pre-calc(h) and Chem(h). Next year classes are AP Chemistry, AP COmputer Science, AP French, AP Calculus BC, Marching Band, World Lit, and World History. That's the academics I have to work with, but my parents are very big on my education and ensuring I study very hard. A precedent has been set with agreements dealing with required studying in the form of my previous deal with my parents that allowed me to date. Absolutely any help justifying the G5, convincing my parents to buy it for me, and then any help justifying monetary credit for my SAT scores would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. In addition, I would like to show my parents I really want this computer and any ideas on how to do so would even more appreciated. Finally, if you desire to read the essay I wrote summarizing my arguments for the G5, please contact me by PMing or emailing me. Again, thanks.