Basically, I'd like to move from the spyware ridden world of windows and switch to apple and I'm thinking of getting a 13" MBP as my budget simply can't push far enough for a 15" i5. I'll be taking it with me to university and I've got a few questions: 1) Probably the biggest reason for my hesitation is reliability. I'm using an almost 5 year old medion laptop (5 years service in october) and it hasn't skipped a beat. No hardware problems whatsoever except an almost dead battery. This laptop is on all day, every day. I'd really like my MBP to last at least 4 years and if possible the full 5 years through my degree. Anybodys MBP still going strong after 4/5 years of HARD usage? On a side note, I'll will be purchasing AppleCare. 2) I'm disappointed iX wasn't implemented into the 13" MBP but I have read threads on this forum as to why it wasn't implemented. Can anybody speculate when the next refresh will be and whether or not iX will be added to the 13" lineup? 3) I want to purchase this laptop before October so if there's no refresh before then (looking highly unlikely seeing as they were already refreshed recently) then it'll have to be the 2.4 c2d. Can anyone speculate how much faster an i3 would be compared to a 2.4 c2d? I'll be mainly using it for word processing, listening to music, surfing the web and gaming. Yes, I said it, gaming I've made a list of 15 games I really want to play but haven't got round to yet and had a look at some videos on youtube and a few MBP 13" gaming threads here and it seems the little card will pull everything through on high-max. However, if an i3 is noticeably quicker for gaming and everyday tasks like those aforementioned, should I wait? 4) FINAL QUESTION. I'm quite used to a 15" screen. How hard is it to get used to a 13.3 coming from a 15"? I don't think the res would be too much of an issue - this old 15" screen has a max res of 1280 x 800 and I find it fine to use. How's the 13" screen for watching movies, general useage and the occasional game?