I'm trying to decide among several Mac options. The 17" iMac would be my choice in a heartbeat, but I found myself puzzled by how small browser windows and Word files appeared on its screen. I took a ruler and found that the application windows are about 10-15% smaller on the 17" iMac display than on the 15" display (assuming identical preferences within each application). This size difference is just enough to be hard on my middle-aged eyes. Bumping up the font size helps, but then the aesthetics of Web pages get distorted. Has anybody else noticed this problem? I'm guessing it has to do with the dot pitch. Lowering the resolution on the LCD screen seems to smear everything out. Does anybody know of a simple fix? I've also considered getting one of the brand-new 12" SuperDrive PowerBooks and hooking it up to a 17" Apple LCD monitor. Would this allow me to have "normal"-sized application windows without smudging? Thanks for any help you all can provide.