Just from reading this forum for like 5 days now, I've come to a few conclusions between the new 15 & 17" MacBook Pros. I currently have a 2.93 15" w/ SSD which I don't really like cause the SSD royally sucks and I only get 2-3 hours of battery life. Here's what I know about the current MBPs. 1. 15" Lower Pixel Density than 17" (113 PPI) SD Card (no express card) 7 Hour Battery life 1.5Gb SATA Bus (downgraded?) Education pricing (3.06 w/ 7200RPM drive) $2414. w/o tax 2. 17" Higher Pixel Density (130 PPI) Better screen (based on these threads) Express Card 3/4 (which I have tons of accessories for) 3 USB Ports 8 Hour battery life 3.0Gb SATA Matte Screen Option HEAVIER, IMPOSSIBLE ON AIRPLANE OR TRAVEL (big deal) Education Pricing (3.06 w/ 7200 RPM drive) $2614 So $200 more for a little less portability and not any true speed bumps but monitor quality, expresscard and the possibility of having better performance (SATA bus speed) when I move to SSD and only $200 more. Are more people here going 17" Why not? I want to make sure there's nothing bad about the 17" that I'm missing. If there is, let me know. Thanks in advance!