Okay, just when i thought i was ready to make a purchase apple decides to make the thin line between the MB and MBP even thinner. the primary things i do- Photo editing, Graphic Design, Games (playing AND making [modding, mostly Source, that is, for now]), and then your typical every day stuff, surfing, music, video, the whole nine yards. I originally thought the macbook pro was a no brainer because of my needs, but now its somewhat closer, and i might be able to go with the portability i'd like to have. I've narrowed it down to two options: Solution 1 -MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 4GB, 512MB 9600M GT, 320GB. $2,300 with student discount -Netbook (to install OS X on) probably an ASUS or MSI. $400-$500, maybe less with Best Buy employee discount. Total: $2,700-$2,800 (it should be noted that the netbook would be about a month or two down the line) Solution 2 -MacBook 2.4GHz, 2GB, 9400M, 250GB. $1,500 with student discount -500GB Hard Drive $150 -4GB DDR3 SDRAM $120 -Wacom intuos3 tablet $150-$290 -Mobile Me $70 -Saving Money Priceless Total: $1,990-$2,130 so now the "obvious decision" has flipped, but thats ONLY if this new 9400M will do as well as apple says it will- "Quake, Call of Duty, and Spore" plus more, obviously. my whole decision lies on this question- Will the MacBook with the 9400M, 2.4GHZ and 4GB DDR3 be able to handle modern games on decent settings with a high FPS, as well as artistic game design elements like graphic work and 3d modeling? THANK YOU for any answers, i appreciate it so much, i've been saving for a while and want to make sure i dont waste money i dont have to!