I need some help from the community. In early 2008, I bought my first Apple computer and I loved it. It been the best laptop I owned and it has outlasted my others computers before that, a Dell (biggest piece of crap I ever owned, had it warrantied 8 different time and three different motherboards replaced and yet the problem never went away) and a Sony. Well, the time has come that I decided I want to replace it. It ran really good for a solid 4 years and it still runs good today. But I running into overheating issues and screen issues. I know about the graphics card defect in this model but my screen has bad/bright pixels and it starting to annoy me. Plus the case seams to be coming apart. So I been roaming around craigslist that past few days looking at how much I going to break down and spend to upgrade to a newer machine. I upgraded to Lion but found that my computer is a the limit for Lion. So, with how my Mac is now, I think I will look for a newer machine. MY Question is which one should I get? I wanting something for HD video edition, so something with a big video card. Which MBP would be a stable MBP to get, I 09 or 10 version. The I series is still pretty much up in price so I not really looking into those yet. I was thinking of the mid 09 macbookpro5,3, 2.8 Ghz C2D with NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT. What do you all think, I on a tight budget so I have a limit.