Hi there, where I work we didn't get a pay rise last year, instead they offered us a bonus which I'll be getting towards the end of this month, should be around £1200 after tax. Have changed my mind on what I wanted to get a few times, however narrowed it down to a notebook (have got a fairly high spec PC already so no point getting a new desktop), I've now pretty much set my heart on a Macbook or pro version. Used a colleague's Macbook at work when I was a writing an Apple course for our training department, and taking screens which I then made into a virtual leopard using Adobe captivate. Was one of the new unibody models, and was really impressed with the build quality (so much sturdier and solid than any other notebook I've used), the track pad and some of the utilities on Mac OS X. Decided it will be very useful to own a Mac myself as it will improve my general knowledge of them, which will be useful where my job's concerned. So pretty much decided to be extravagant with the bonus (possibly some of my wages on top), and spend it and on an Apple notebook. I support a reasonably big name store and will either see if I can get a discount from them due to association or get a refurb of the Apple site depending on what is cheaper. I'm very conscious of the big amount I'll be spending and want to make sure I go for the right model for my needs so would like some advice. I plan on dual booting using Vista, purely so I will also be able to play games. Web surfing etc I'll do in Leopard. So with that in mind, is it worth spending the extra money for the pro? Plan on playing stuff like Mass effect, Fallout 3, Sim 3 (When it's released), and possible Crysis if it will handle it. I'd like to know how much difference the 2.53 GHz model makes for gaming with its bigger L2 cache and VRAM over the 2.4GHZ version? For other Macbook pro users who game I'd really appreciate your opinions on this. Have spent quite a lot of time reading forums concerning this, but most talk about SW like photoshop, music editing etc, so would like some gamer's views on this. Also for anyone who has tried it, is the 2.4GHz Macbook with 4GB of RAM any good for gaming? Want to balance between getting something that will be good to use with not being too broke for the rest of the month lol. Any advice would be most appreciated.