I have been thinking about this for the past two days CONSTANTLY, and it is starting to give me a headache, so please give me some advice. Problem&Background info: I am switching from a mba to a mbp, and I look for some forward to game in my new machine. In particular, I want to play strategy based games (as it is hard to play on consoles) like AOE3, Sims3, and Napoleon: Total War. I own a xbox, so I will be doing games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (the so called "graphics intensive games") on there. Here are the requirements for one of the games I want to play: Napoleon: Total War Recommended: OS: Windows Vista/XP/7 Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core CPU Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP), 4 GB RAM (Vista/Windows 7) Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c shader model 3 compatible GPU DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c Hard Drive: 21 GB free space Choices: Option 1: 13.3'' base model Option 2: 15'' base model Remarks: I only hope for running the games smoothly in medium-high quality, and not the highest. Ideally, I would want to get the 13.3'' model, however, can any kind souls out there tell me if it can run what I hope for it to run?? Thanks SO SO much!!