I used to be a PC guy, and Apple's switch to Intel processors was the kicker that actually got me into trying Macs out and I've loved it ever since. My background is in computer hardware and the switch to Intel was a great choice because hands down, Intel creates the best (stable & fast) processors. Now Apple has made another choice that is definitely not a good one: switching to AMD (ATI) video cards. As a hardware guy, let me give you a quick rundown of what AMD/ATI is and why this is a horrible move for Apple. AMD & ATI are budget versions of Intel and Nvidia, respectively. The whole business model of AMD & ATI is to wait for Intel or Nvidia to release a quality product and then create a budget version (with almost identical specs.) of the same product for cheap. They are essentially almost knock offs of Nvidia and Intel for processors and video cards. The specs of the processors and video cards are the same as their real counterparts, so people buy them thinking it's the same thing but cheaper. WRONG, as these products routinely under-perform or break down before time has come. It was no surprise for me when ATI effectively almost went bankrupt and was bought up by AMD a few years ago: their products were crap. They were unstable and always failed. They were only good for one thing: buying cheap hardware and overclocking it. I guess a good analogy would be imagining Nvidia/Intel as a well made Mercedes Benz, with ATI/AMD products as a Honda Civic that has had its engine replaced with some supercharged V12. Or how about Nvidia/Intel as the American space program versus the Russian space program, with spaceships held together with duck-tape and rubber bands. I don't know what Apple is thinking and I hope this is for this generation only because I can NOT stand this choice! Apple is putting in budget video cards into their new notebooks, who ever made this choice needs to get fired ASAP. If this keeps up welcome me back to the PC realm because this is complete BS. Ask anyone with experience with PC hardware and they will agree. How does Apple get away with putting a POS hardware into their flagship products? Why don't we have an Nvidia option anymore Why aren't more people seeing this?