I dropped my MBP again and it messed up the ports on the side (USB ports, display port, etc.) They are all slightly shifted upwards but I can still plug in things like a usb drive. But anything I plug in isn't working on my MBP. Another problem I have is the trackpad. It "locks" at certain angles and I can't click or right click at all. These issues are rather annoying and I want to get them fixed. It doesn't help that I can't use my wireless mouse anymore and can't use this to do my homework. I don't want to get rid of this MacBook Pro because it's still pretty good even if it's from 2009. I'm not sure if it's better if I buy an iMac for college work (my major is 3d graphics and animation) but I don't know how it compares with my MacBook Pro in terms of power and graphics. Or maybe a Mac Mini? (not sure how good they are though) I do have a job but I've been having some problems so hopefully I'll keep it for a long time. But a stationary computer (like a desktop) would be great for me I think because I get distracted with my laptop since I can take it anywhere so I just surf the web instead of getting work done. But I'd have to spend money on an LCD screen if I were to buy a Mac Mini. I personally wouldn't like having a different branded screen and Apple screens are expensive. The iMacs have a built in screen though but more expensive. Depending how much it would cost to repair my laptop, maybe buying a new computer would be better but I don't know. I'm looking at pricing for both Mac Minis and iMacs.