I fell asleep last night determined to get the 15 inch high-end MBP, but I woke up knowing it's not a smart move. $2600 (with applecare) for something I won't need. I reevaluated my needs and this is what I came up with: School work: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Office Accounting: Windows 7 with Sage 50 Personal: 3Ds Max and Maya (nothing major, I just wanna learn the software and get used to it.) Light photo editing, MS Paint works well for me at this stage, but iPhoto seems to do the trick. If there is an App or program with both, maybe not as hardcore as photoshop, that would be fantastic. Light-medium video editing; 1080p files, but nothing too long. Medium gaming. I'm not going to play Crysis on this thing, but it better be able to play something modern at a decent framerate with medium if not high settings. I would like: 512GB PCI-e SSD 8GB RAM should be enough, I would think. I have a semi-decent PC that I can do the hardcore stuff on, but if you could, please fill out the poll and spec out a good machine for me And I will probably be updating my semi-decent PC to a custom built gaming rig in 2014-2015 (Most likely with Skylake); if that helps.