i know, i know everyone is sick of these threads. so am i. im in week 1 of uni (filming course) and already i have a seminar to present (week 3), essay to write (week 2-3) and filming work to do (from week 2 on) and oct. 14th falls in week 4 of my course. i typed out a long and detailed first post and when i went to hit submit i was asked to log in again so i lost everything so this is going to be short and simple: 1. rumors about nvidia 8600 cards failing in current macbook pros. Confirmed as fakes according to tallest skil (sp) 2. is there actually any evidence what so ever that an event will be held and macbook pros will be upgraded. 3. spec wise the current macbook pros are double the spec of my iMac at home (i cant bring it to uni, before i get suggestions) and my imac can run any program that i need in its sleep. so powerwise theres no problem. although ive heard frequently about over heating problems (not to mention the rumors of the failing nvidia cards) when high end rendering is being performed. can anyone confirm this for me. and finally, has anyone had ANY problems with current macbooks/macbook pros. this is not a rumor monger thread. im sick of them. im sick of this whole update scare. i just want honest answers and im not going to regret blowing the guts of £1.5-2000 if it will do everything amazingly well. thanks in advance (sorry if i sound snappy, but i got no sleep last night. drunken students everywhere at 2-5 in the morning knocking and smeering tomato ketchup all over my windows also what is all this talk about a brick?