Basically, I'm an Apple fan. I would shift to an IT course with a specialization in game design. Hopefully, next year June I would be a frosh again First I would like to ask will the MBP 13/15 in do good for me if I buy it this year before December? No not the retina one. I decided to go with the laptop now so that I can have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 when it arrives (probably around December) The college is just a walk away so transportation is not a problem. Actually, it's just beside us. To give you a better idea, I prefer to be on the artistic side in developing games - concept arts, 3d models, etc. But I will also have to familiarize myself in programming. I have no background in programming. Should you mention another brand, Samsung would be my next best bet. Since Samsung and Apple looks luxurious for me. Our school is equipped with Alienware desktops. Does it mean I have to remove Apple from my list? Macs are flexible since it can run windows if you use parallels xD I don't really go with the latest laptop. I just want a laptop that will last. More than average I must say. To sum it up, I would like to have my soon phone (SG Note 2) be the "more latest" than my laptop (early 2012 models-models now will do). Or should I get SG Note and have the laptop the more latest? I would really be glad to hear from you!