Hi, all: I'm buying a new MBP for law school, and would like to tap all you intelligent macrumors users for a recommendation on which one to get. Let me start my inquiry by telling you exactly what I'll be using this shiny new machine for: Obviously, my primary activities with this machine are going to be very light on computing intensity--just word-processing, and surfing the web, for both research and recreation. Other than that, I will be slinging TV, streaming MLB.TV and Netflix, etc., and possibly outputting such content onto an HDTV or external monitor. I may also do some casual gaming through steam, and maybe some Starcraft 2, but nothing crazy--no Crysis on more-detail-than-real-life. So, not heavy usage at all. Now, the candidates: I'm considering the low-end MBP 13 or the low-end MBP 15 (although I could be convinced to buy the high-end MBP 13 if someone gave a very good reason. Not so with the MBP 15--it's simply out of my price range!) My dilemma is a classic one: I'm wondering if the bang of the MBP 15 is really worth my buck, given my admittedly light usage. Despite this skepticism, I'm drawn to the MBP 15 for two reasons: 1) discrete graphics; 2) higher resolution screen. Regarding discrete graphics, I've had a MBP 13 with integrated graphics in the past, and felt that the machine worked a little too hard while gaming and streaming video (although you can feel free to call me out on the second claim, as I don't actually know whether streaming video is GPU or CPU intensive). Regarding the high resolution screen, I frequently get headaches from eyestrain after long periods of computer work, which I do quite frequently, and the luxury of a high resolution screen isn't lost on me--moving from iPhone 3g to iPhone 4 was really quite excellent. (At this point you might be able to deduce why the high-end MBP 13 doesn't appeal to me. Despite having a faster processor, it's hindered by underwhelming integrated graphics and that same-old screen.) So, any thoughts? Do I need the MBP 15, or will the 13 be enough with the HD3000? Thanks for your thoughts, all. PS: one last question! Any chance that Apple offers the iPad on discount as part of it's back-to-school sale? An iPod isn't really enough to convince me to keep going on without a computer until June, but an iPad just might be.