Well I was hoping to hear something new today at the keynotes but I guess it was not what I expected. Anyhow here is my question. I don't graphic design at work and so im on a mac all day long. I love mac's etc but ive always had a PC at home because I love to play games in my spare time. I tend to run alot of high end games that require alot of resources etc so I would like to have something that can handle my needs while being in my price range. My budget is around 5k but im deciding what to do exactly and looking for some guidance from all of you. IDEALLY I would like to get a high performance desktop for at home that I can play games on as well as do any work I need to do. Also I would like to get a Laptop to take with me to work for smaller things. Ive looked at alienware computers and macs mainly (open to others) both have there pluses. Mac Pro's: 8 Core's (great for multitasking even though doesn't help games much) Mac OS Fast interface Ability to use my Mac and PC apps Ability to go over 4gb of Ram Cons: Expencive Need to buy after market ram to keep cost down Can SLI the Nvida Graphics Card (only Direct-X 10 Card) Have to use Bootcamp to run game (not really a huge problem I dont think) PC Pros: Runs Majority of Apps & Games Nativly SLI Support for most all graphics Cards Alot of high performace parts geared towards gameing Cons: No sort of Bootcamp Most computer systems only support up to 4GB of Ram Alienwares higher end items cost more then my budge Viruses (need I say enough) Visa (I can use XP I suppose) Overall I beleive I have a general understanding of pros and cons of each BUT I only have experience with gaming on PC's. I would like some feedback from people who have used Bootcamp to run high end games (Everquest 2, Call of duty, Vanguard, Etc) to see how they run. Now I know they just released the new Nvidia graphics card but my concern is that 512ram will become outdated shortly on relations to gaming standards considering most high end gaming systems now have 2 SLI 768 Cards. Also I mentioned above im looking for a laptop as well. Any input on a good laptop to take to and from work every day would be great. I used to have an old G4 Powerbook but I sold it to put money towards a newer laptop to keep up with times. For my laptop needs its pretty basic. It would be great if I could do games and things on it but its not NEEDED. due to my budget I was almost considering a basic model of the new Mac Air but please give some input. finally note is im a student as well so Ill be getting student rates so take that into consideration when thinking about cost because it can make a huge difference. Also if it goes a little over 5k im not to worried, just don't want to be sitting close to 6k.