I've got a MBP from late 2007. It runs Oblivion smoothly. Here's my specs: 2.4GHz 4GB RAM GeForce 8600M GT VRAM (Total): 256 MB Here's the Skyrim specs: Minimum PC Specs: Operating System: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit) CPU: Dual Core 2GHz Memory: 2GB RAM Video Card: DirectX9c video card w/ 512MB RAM Recommended PC Specs: Operating System: Win XP/7 CPU: Quad-Core Intel/AMD CPU Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive Space Sound: DirectX compatible sound card Video Card: DirectX9 video card with 1GB memory. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher I'm thinking it's out of my league, but would like to hear opinions. Thanks.