Hey everyone, I have just bought an ASUS N53Jq to replace my ASUS UL80V which I'm selling. So let the story begin..... I have the laptop and for some reason, I decided to sell it was because I wanted a macbook pro. The uni I have started to attend does EVERYTHING on mac, so it makes sense. Anyway, I sold the ASUS for $1,250 but the buyer dissappeared. Before he took off, though, I commited to buying a macbook pro (used) for $1300. After the buyer of my computer took off, I emailed the seller and he understands my situation. I told him that I can reimburse him the money it cost to list his mac on ebay, but he said I should relist the ASUS and then still buy the mac. I'm happy to do this, but I want to know a couple of things.... Which is the better computer? Here are the ASUS specs... Asus N53JQ-SX 15.6" i7 Notebook The Asus N53JQ features a powerful Core i7-740QM 1.73Ghz processor (2.93Ghz turbo), 1GB of Nvidia dedicated graphics and USB 3.0, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It has a 2MP built-in web cam (heaps better than most notebook cams that are about 0.3MP) and its been co-engineered with Bang & Olufsen to deliver stunning surround sound. This is a machine designed to not only breeze through your work, study and internet browsing, but also to power through demanding games and media applications. Great saving for a machine that is around $1600 in stores. Tech Specs Asus N53JQ * Pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit * Intel i7-740QM 1.73G (Turbo 2.93G)/6M processor * 4GB DDR3 RAM 1333 * Frameless 15.6" LED backlit high definition display, 1366 x 768 resolution * Chipset: Intel HM55 * 640GB SATA HDD 5400rpm * 8 x DVD-Super drive reader/burner * Bluetooth V2.1 * 6 Cell/4400mAh battery * Nvidia GT425M 1GB DEDICATED Graphics, supports DX11 and HDMI 1.4 * 2.0MP built in webcam * BANG and OLUFSON Ice Power surround sound * Ultrafast WIFI-N and Bluetooth * 802.11 b/g/n wireless 10/100/1000 * Additional Numeric Keypad built in * Power adaptor: 90W * Weight: 2.90kg * Dimensions: 39.1(W) x 26.6(D) x 3.05 ~ 4.05 (H) cm * 5-in-1 card reader supports SDXC, MMC, MS, MS Duo, MS Pro * 2x USB 2.0 * 1x USB 2.0/ E-SATA Combo * 1x USB 3.0 (10 times faster than USB 2.0) * 1x Microphone-in jack * 1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF) * 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert * 1x VGA Port (D-Sub) * 1x HDMI * 1x WLAN/Bluetooth On/Off switch * 2 year Asus global warranty PRE LOADED SOFTWARE: Cyberlink Blu-Ray disc suite including Power 2 Go, Media Show Expresso, Cyberlink Power Director & Power DVD 9, Trend Micro 60 day Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2010 Trial Version plus more. Here are the mac specs Comes with original box, booklets and discs. Also have original receipt of purchase from Apple. Computer in perfect condition, no scratches or anything. Specs. 2.53 GHz 4 GB RAM 250 GB Hard Disk Nvidia 9400M 256mb 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Freshly installed copy of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 SD card slot Computer is in great condition and extremely fast, will not disappoint. What I want the computer for is mainly university. But I will also be browsing the net a lot. Which computer will give the greatest longevity? If it's REALLY worth it, I can buy the macbook now and hope the ASUS sells later. If I load windows onto the macbook with parallels can I play computer games? Which computer is faster If the mac can play games with parallels, which computer would be better at gaming? Which computer would have a better longevity? I know windows constantly needs updates and what not, my GF's macbook pro is from late 2008 and runs like a scalded cat, so obviously they are good computers. Last question.... Which would you use? HONESTLY. I KNOW this is a mac forum, and I'm likely to get bias answers, but if someone could chime in giving me the pro's and con's of each (I don't understand computer specs very well), I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance for the replies.