I am going to college soon, and I will be getting the laptop of my choice as a gift for school. I have narrowed my search for a new machine down to a MBP 15" and a high-end MSI laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152266 I was wondering if I could get some help in deciding. I want my new laptop to be a capable gaming machine, so some powerful specs are a must. On one hand, the MBP has supposedly excellent build quality and longevity, and a multitouch trackpad, as well as the obvious benefit of having OS X pre-installed. (I will be triple-booting the MBP with Linux and Windows if I do decide on it, though, so OS X is more of a bonus feature). However, the MSI laptop has much more raw power (12 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, etc.), and is several hundred dollars cheaper, even with the student discount. But, I am wary of the build quality of an MSI laptop; it may not last me as long. It is also a much bulkier laptop, but it has all the specs I want. A comparable MBP is not even available without after-market user upgrades, and would cost close to $1,000 more. So, what should I get? Does the hardware quality of an MBP and usability of OS X justify the high price tag?