Hey, Ive read all the "when to get a new mbp threads" but i still need some advice. I was thinking of getting a 17" MBP 2.8ghz notebook next week. Ive never owned a mac before my mom has a mac air which im writing on right now, and i like the OS and design of the computers so thats why i would like to have one. My main reason for getting this computer is because i want to have my gaming PC computer at home since im living at a boarding school (and use the MBP 17" to have at my school/travelcomputer). Performance isnt really the big thing im looking for, i just want to be able to watch HD movies (which i sadly cant on this mac **** air) without lag, use adobe photoshop CS4 without lagging and edit movies and record music/edit. So, how big will the performance boost of the new arrandale processor be if you compare to the current 17" MBPs. Now that you know a bit of what im gonna use the MBP for, should i still wait or just buy one next week? The buyers guide says "Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle". I know that there are many threads but i would like some comments!