now that the C2D is out it appears that the gap between the 17" and the 15" has narrowed. i want to make sure i am not missing anything on the differences here: the 17" has over the 15": -bigger screen -larger stock HD -30 mins more battery life -2X faster DL burner -1 extra USB port when you spec out the 15" to match the 17" hard drive now you have a difference of $200. ignoring the weight and physical size issues, and the extra USB port the 17" has over the 15": -bigger screen -faster DL burner -30 mins battery life before it was a much easier choice; now they are so closely matched i have to wonder if the price + size is worth it considering its going to be used mostly at home with an external monitor. maybe i should go to the 15" and spend the extra $200 on a 23" monitor. i also wonder if the video card is similarly clocked down on the new 15" is the way it was on the CD 15". hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. these video cards can drive games equally as well on the 20" and an 23" external? i wonder what kind of hit i will take on framerates between the two.