For laughs, I am currently using a: Hypersonic Aviator AX6. For anyone that isn't familiar, they used to sell gaming notebooks (that's right, they don't even make laptops anymore). It is a beast. The battery doesn't even hold a charge anymore, so I'm just running off of an outlet. As you can probably tell by these specs, I have really run this machine into the ground: 3200 AMD Athlon64 1 GB 333mhz DDR 60 GB 7200rpm w/ 8MB cache ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro 15", 4:3 display (full of win)... weighs about 8 pounds. I'm 22, just finished university last year and am currently working as a writer. For work I also use Photoshop lightly, code, etc, nothing heavy duty. I use an iMac at the office and love it. I've been looking to upgrade to a MBP for a while now. I haven't used my notebook for games in a long time, for obvious reasons, but I am looking forward to D3/SC2 and Steam coming to Mac. Initially, I wanted to go with a 13" Pro, or even a MBA, as I can just as well go without the gaming part. I don't have a strict one machine rule, but I see myself using a notebook more often. If I really wanted a bigger display, I'd get the ACD. My concern is that I've waited this long for an upgrade, and as much as I value portability, I don't think it's right for me to upgrade to a C2D, even though it would be a massive performance increase (In other words, would I be happy with C2D in 4 years?). That leaves me with the waiting game until 2011 with the way things have been going at Apple, or to just get a 15" i5/i7 MBP. Price of a new machine isn't really an issue, just because I know I will get a ton of use out of it over the next ~4 years. What would you do?