After a year messing with a Win7 powered Sony Vaio laptop, I'm convinced that my next machine will be a Macbook Pro. Why? Because my PS3 more than satisfies me. I won't lie about it... I am a long time Mac user. But I have tried my hand at building a gaming PC. Every time I would plan it out, it would end up running way over $1000. I even bought an HP Pavilion with a AGP port in 2005 once. I had hoped to get into PC gaming in a big way, but I always ended up coming back to the consoles. And after getting fed up with the hassles of Windows, I went back to Mac in 2008 with the purchase of an iMac. I still salivated over the PC gaming lineup. Namely Crysis. So last year, I went out and picked up a laptop that could run Crysis. But little did I know that the gaming industry would shift it's development focus over to the consoles. Sure, it's got several games that can't be found on the consoles, but I still prefer the consoles exclusives. Here's a list in JPG format... http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/games-of-2011-chart.jpg I won't post the actual picture, because it's huge! But anyway, the console games (namely the PS3 upcoming exclusives) are way better that what I'm seeing on the PC. So... when I get my income tax refund this year, I'm getting a Macbook Pro. As for the Sony Vaio? Well, it'll just keep collecting dust, because right now, I've been using my 3 year old iMac exclusively when I'm at home.