so basically I need a laptop for college, so I would like it to last for at least 4 years. I am trying to chose between the base line 15' macbook pro priced at $1700 (with 100 dollars off) and a PC laptop with the following configuration: i7-720QM @1.6GHz (2.8GHz turbo mode) 6GB of ram 500GB hard drive @ 7200RPM ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 - 1GB of vRam Full HD screen (15') price: $1400 So my questions are: Will apple's higher quality components, better OS, and 3x longer battery justify the inferior specs and the 300 difference? Will this macbook pro be able to handle 2009/2010 games? Because my 2007 iMac cannot handle Half Life 2, and that game came out in 2004. I have an iPad to complement whichever system I endup buying. Suggestions on other computers are highly appreciated too! Thanks!