What are your thoughts on this approach to purchase decision? Current Situation: Own a 2007 MBP 17" Current Uses: everything typical, plus lots of movie watching and random photoshop fun (not work, just fun) Decisoin to be made: Want a MBP but can't decide if I want to spend ~$2,700 on another 17" or ~$1,200 on a 13". Thought process: 1. The laptop does NOT travel anywhere, it stays at home and is the only computer in the home. 2. Movies watched are not via DVD, they are movies that have been ripped via Handbrake and formated into an iphone format, then placed in iTunes….so when I watch a movie, it's not the greatest quaility, but the purpose it just to have movies stored on the computer for casual viewing on the go (iphone) or in bed (MBP). So even with a 17" MBP, watching my ripped movies doesn't really bring high quality viewing. 3. No serious music or video editing done. Ok, the interesting thought…..I like new technology and I like to keep up to speed with new developments. As of right now, my 2007 MBP is missing the LED screen, the older trackpad, no 3 or 4 finger gestures and a few other features that the current MBP's have. So, in just over 2 years, Apple has redesigned the structure and functionality of the MBP's. If I spend ~1,200 on a 13", I could easily replace that 13" laptop every year if something new comes out, not losing any money and staying on top of the new designs/features. Where as if I spend ~$2,700 on a 17", I would need to keep it roughly 2.5 years before being able to get a new laptop and not taking a financial hit in the red, thus missing out on new designs/features. Just one way of thinking about it I suppose if anyone out there likes to have the newest models/designs.