Hi all, new to this site so bear with me if I seem a bit of a plonker! I am currently using a Asus X71SL, here are the specs: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/248095/asus-x71sl/specifications The issue is the battery life is pretty much dying on me, and it is starting to run a lot slower than it used to. So I have pretty much decided on buying a new macbook pro (refurb probably), and I have my eyes on this model: http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FC665B/A?mco=MTgxNTExNzE I mainly use my current laptop to browse the web, watch the odd film, play some games (mainly total war), and do homework essentially. It probably seems like overkill but I have heard that macbook's are reliable and will last for up to 5 years and beyond, which really appeals to me. What I am driving at is how much difference there will be in performance, and whether or not it is worth buying the current model when the next iteration could be around in April. If there is already a massive gap then I might just take the plunge now, but I await to hear your comments! Thanks in advance!