As a graduation gift, my parents are finally going to replace my 5 year old POS laptop (it only has about 45 mins battery when using word...). The college I'm going to suggests getting a Mac and I think I am going to go that route (they offer good technical support for Macs). Money really isn't an issue, although I'd like to keep it no more than $3500. I'll be using it for Office, some gaming (on windows), and some video editing. Most likely I'll go with the Macbook Pro, but I have some questions: 1. Would you recommend another brand or should I just go with the Macbook Pro since budget really isn't an issue? 2. Are there going to be any major new releases over the summer like a major upgrade in power or some new battery technology (I want to get it ASAP because my main computer is also 4 years old and really needs to be replaced, can barely play modern games)? 3. I see the choice between a glossy screen and non glossy, which should I go for? 4. Anything else I should know about customizing the Macbook Pro? I will most likely go with the 2.6ghz version, would 2GB of RAM be enough for my needs or would the upgrade to 4GB be worth it?