Hey guys! I'm new to the forum as you can tell with my first ever post. After 7 trusty years with my 3.2ghz sager np8890 notebook, it no longer can do the tasks that i need now. I am an animation/filmmaking student and have already been experiencing Apple computers at my school. They have plenty of iMACs and MacPros for us to use. I am, however, looking for a portable to replace my old 12 pounder. I am looking at a Macbook pro. I have looked everywhere online and it seems the best deal as of now is at the apple store with the education discount and the free ipod. I was wondering what would you guys rather get. Here are the two options that I'm looking to make the switch to... -a 17in macbook pro hi-res glossy with a 2.5ghz/4GB ram -or- -a 15in macbook pro glossy with a 2.6ghz/4GB ram I calculated the difference which is about ~$170 taking into account the student discount, free ipod, my 5% cashback bonus on my credit card, and tax. Thanks!