and yes I did a search, here's the results I started this journey a couple of weeks ago set on an iBook 12". I wanted it to be simple, super small, cheap and something to get used to the new Apple experience, which I've never done. Then b/c of Tiger, I decided on 12" Powerbook, then I realized I'm having trouble with my eyes I moved to a 15". Now ten minutes ago I was ready to click my orde complete at apple.com for a 15" PB 512 ram, 80gb hd, 1.67 with 128 Video - for $2,189 I decided to check the same specs on a 17" and it's $2,309 - only $120 more! These are education rates and before taxes, no apple care. I've seen a 17" in passing, never picked one up since I never was considering it. Any opinions that the 17 is too big?