There are probably other threads on this subject, but searching for them is futile as it seems the forum search tool doesn't match on 15" or 17" Anyway, I am considering either a 17" or 15" macbook pro. I currently own a 15". I am looking for people that switched to the larger screen or switched from the larger screen and what they feel about their decision now. I think 17 may be the way to go for me because weight is not that big of a deal. I am not a student or a salesman. Also, I like the idea of higher res but not with smaller real estate.