Thanks for the response to my thread from yesterday! But, I was left still confused... First, one unanswered question was the GPU situation? Do I have to do anything to make sure my ATI drivers are up-to-date, as I did in PC land, or are these updates handled automatically with Apple updates? Second, one poster commented that the 15'' AL PB (whcih I have) is a fine gaming machine, but so far, I have only experienced failure! The UT2004 demo ran very poorly with options turned reasonably low, and even an older build like Jedi Academy demo ran poorly on very modest 16-bit graphics, with detail set to medium. I have 512 RAM, which I would think adequate for gaming purposes. I would serioulsy consider upgrading if there I was given reason to believe that it would seriously assist my gaming prospects! Thrid, can something be wrong with my comptuer? The confidence others have shown make me wonder my otherwise kickass, brand new machine isn't up to the task! It can't even keep up with the $1000 PC I built in November 2002! Any advise -- I see BF1942 is coming ,and I'd hope this PB could handle a 2-year old game!