Okay, I am stuck in a quandry. I'll be attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco this fall as a Motion Pictures & Television major and will be purchasing a new computer, preferably a Macbook pro, sometime between now and then. I'm more inclined to wait after NAB and WWDC and that is perfectly fine with me. The top of the line 15" Macbook Pro at varying costs: Retail: $2,499(US) Edu: $2,299(US) Student ADC: $1,999(US) (I'm already a member) Now I haven't even considered the 17" model because I already have a Pelican hardcase that has survived Iraq and back and kept my 15" Powerbook safe, but after seeing the price breakdown? Macbook Pro 17": Retail $2,799(US) Edu: $2,599(US) Student ADC: $2,239(US) So, in effect, the 17" Macbook Pro at the Student ADC discount would be cheaper than the 15" Macbook Pro(2.33GHz) with the education discount. Now, I probably wouldn't even consider purchasing an external monitor to accompany me in the event I purchased the 15" MBP based on the sole reason I do not want to have to worry about lugging something extra up to school. Bear in mind I'm in Hawai'i so it's not a simple hop skip and a jump with all my gear in tow. I'm guessing I'll have to visit my local CompUSA or Apple store to see the 17" MBP in person to get a guage of the size and portability. I'm still leaning toward the 15" MBP although with the ADC discount, is the 17" MBP priced at $2,239(US) too good to pass up?