Hello, I have just started a 5 year graduate degree and would like to buy a solid and reliable laptop to last through my dissertation. After reading a number of threads is seems like almost all the laptops have reliability concerns (e.g overheating, faulty GPU's, etc.). I have a iMac (2.66) at home, but will use the laptop daily for note taking, online research, and writing. On occasion it may be used to watch a movie, surf the net, and basic gaming (for my young son). It will get a lot of wear and tear. Since I will be staring at the screen often it would be nice to have a good display that won't strain my eyes. In light of this, I have two questions: Question #1: What is considered the most reliable mac laptop out there (new or previous generation), that can take a lick and keep on ticking for the long haul? Question #2: What laptop would you all advise with my following priorities (listed by order of importance): 1) Reliability 2) Price (trying to stay below $1500, the lower the better) 3) Screen quality 4) Portability 5) Performance 6) Battery life - after this I don't care too much. This is my first post, so any help I could get is appreciated!