Evening fellers, Allow me to state where I come from and where I want to go with my Mac setup: I recently sold both my old 17" 2.0GHz iC2D iMac and Late 08 uMBP 2.4GHz. The reason being: First, both computers had the same resolution, it just made less sense to have this setup. Second, I actually never used my MBP as a portable. I would usually just have it sitting next to the iMac on the stand, and the iMac, albeit being inferior spec-wise got way more usage than the MBP. If anything I used it to play CoD4/5 half of the time. This casual gaming made me really get into Windows gaming to be honest. I'm about to start my senior year of high school which means I'm going to college next year. I'm not leaving without a laptop, but right now, I want to enjoy my setup and I want to play games, the 9600GT 256Mb was fairly nice but I wonder if the 512Mb would give me just the extra oomph I'm looking for on CoD. My budget is $2050 so I'm looking at these 3 refurbished Macs: -iMac 3.06GHz which has an amazing display, 1TB HDD, and I'm guessing a good graphics card (is it any better than the 9600GT?) - New uMBP 2.66GHz with 256Mb vRAM This one's got the new display and the larger battery life, I'm not sure if I would really benefit from that. - Prev. uMBP 2.66GHz with 512Mb vRAM This is my cheapest choice but it probably the better choice. I'm sacrificing a longer battery life for a better graphics card (if it even makes a difference) but I can use the extra money towards some 24" display. Sorry, I know this is a lot to take in but I really don't know what I want to do. I mean, I like the idea of a huge, pretty much top of the line iMac, but is it worth it paying the apple premium for a desktop that expensive? And when I go to college, I don't know if I'll be able to afford another $1.5k for a laptop and I would want to take the iMac. Help?