I know there have been a million threads like this ... However, this is an important purchase - my first new computer since 2005 and it's a lot of money. As such, I would like to start a thread addressing my specific needs and desires. I currently have an iMac G5, which I got in 2005 before the iMac's with Duel Core Processors. It is still running great and has served me well, but I'm in the market for a MacBook. The main reason is for the portability of a notebook. I have my iMac in the den on the coffee table so that I can do whatever on the computer and watch TV - I'll be getting married soon and my fiance wants the computer back in my office. Here is what I will be using it for: - Internet - Email - Downloading music, converting from FLAC to wav, and then from .wav to .mp3 - iTunes - Storing photos in iPhoto - Occasionally running other programs Basically, I generally won't be doing anything too heavy. I don't play any games nor do I do any editing with programs such as PhotoShop. I know what I have outlined up to this point says that I should get a 13". However, I still want to ask the question of whether I should get the 13" or 15" MBP. My reasons for wanting the 15" MBP: - Larger screen ... I know that some people consider the 15" less portable than the 13". I'll be using it at home, vacations, in the car, etc. I just finished grad. school so I won't be a student again (for a while atleast). Also, will the 15" soon become standard for the MBP? - Even though I may not need them now, it's comforting to know that the "insides" of the 15" are more likely to be "current" in 4 years. - The option for a matte screen - Is it worth it? 80% of my usage will be inside but I will occasionally use it outside or in the car. With either the 13" or 15", I'd be getting 4GB of RAM and a 320GB HD. I'm about to finish grad school so with the Education Discount, here are the options I'm looking at: 1) 13" MBP 2.4 GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD --> $1,144 2) 15" MBP 2.4 GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD --> $1,699 3) 15" MBP 2.4 GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Anti-Glare Screen --> $1,834 Which option would you recommend for me? Is the extra $$$ worth it for options #2 or #3?