I'm about to start my second year of Games Design in October and I'm wanting to get a laptop for my main work at Uni where i will be using Autodesk's 3D studio max 2010. The first year we were using 1.6ghz laptops with 512mb of ram which obviously for rendering and designing things in 3D is no where near enough power. I'm a bit stumped however on what is too much power/money for a laptop. I'm wanting to buy a Macbook Pro and I was wondering if the 9600 option is worth it? plus i have a quad core pc at home so i can do the rendering on that, and also the 3.0ghz option on the 15 inch is tempting, but do i really need it? Would I be fine with the low end 15 inch macbook pro or do i need to invest in a more powerful one?