BLUF: I am looking for a new computer and while I have always had a MBP I no longer have a preference. Which would you suggest with a budget of around $1699 and why. Hey everyone, So I have a late 2007 early 2008 MBP 2.4 dual core (can't remember which) that has a failing vCard yet again. I think its past the 4 year replacement program they had set up so i'm back in the market for a replacement. Right now I would like to only spend around 1699 but I have the money for 2400 I just don't want to spend a lot again. I have found so far... $1699 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6770M $1659 5.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Hi-Res antiglare widescreen display, 1680-by-1050 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M $1159 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 4GB memory 256GB flash storage Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution FaceTime camera Intel HD Graphics 3000 iMac $1299-$1799 There are all of these and then the new iMac options. I used to be a photographer and have looked into getting back to it so screen real estate is important but could be remedied with and external display down the road. I plan on loading my current HDD by either putting it in the computer I buy or loading via time machine because I love Snow Leopard. Thanks everyone!