Thank you all for reading my first post, I hope I've located it well in the forum. I'm starting an architecture program in the fall, so I need an upgrade from my current 2009 MBP to handle the anticipated software. I was initially waiting on new MBPs around June this year, intending to purchase a refurbished/clearance laptop. However, I find out that the programs will be demanding on hardware, running on Windows. I prefer a laptop over a desktop for mobility. With that said, and a $2000 budget to consider, am I best off scrapping Bootcamp MBP for a PC? I would appreciate any [objective] feedback on good alternate laptops, given this and the following constraints: -at a minimum a quad-core or whatever is second-best is coming out this summer. Can't spend $$ on top-of-line here, preferring: -16GB RAM at least -1GB Video (no idea what cards are good, though) -SSD, at least 256GB -15" screen -warranty Experience, feedback welcome. Any experience with warranties and service for Lenovo, HP, [hate Dell], Asus, please. My top choice now seems to be a Lenovo w530 or equivalent. Thank you!!!!