Some questions about Macs...
My parents are getting me a laptop as a graduation present and I have some input into it. My family has always bought PCs, but I've been looking around and nothing really has me excited. I've been thinking about asking them to get a Mac instead. I've used a Mac desktop for a class before, and it was a beautiful computer once I figured out what I was doing, but I have a few quibbles. I know they're more reliable than PCs, but could a Mac reliably last me through 4 years of college? (That would probably make the price palatable, since that is an issue, but buying 2 windows computers in 4 years would presumably cost more than 1 Mac in the same period.)
The other thing is that I have a fair number of video games already bought for windows that I really wouldn't want to bother getting again for a mac. Several of them are quite old and have a little difficulty working on Windows 7. I keep hearing things about double booting, but it sounds expensive and troublesome. Would that be worth it? Or do older games tend to act up with that? And is it costly?
(Also, are there any good threads/websites/etc. comparing macbooks to macbook pros?)