Well come to find out, we are getting much more on our taxes than anticipated and my wife giving me a early birthday/christmas present. I play alot of PC games, but also enjoy the mac. I use bootcamp quite a bit. I currently have a 2009 2.93 4 gig MBP right now with a 13 for school. Its getting long in the tooth to keep up with current PC games in bootcamp. So my choices are to keep what I have for another year ( I do have apple care on this till Mar.29,2012) and buy my dream machine from Falcon Northwest. Or get a tricked out 2011 Macbook Pro. Im not here to debate about the price of a desk top. I dont want to build my own, I have owned them before and they lasted along time. This would have blu ray, 570 nvidia, 3.03 quad core, something like that, 12 ram.. you get the picture. Thanks for any advice.