Hi guys, I'm starting my course in university later this year, and have been thinking about getting a mbp for school. I have a really tough time deciding between the 15" and 13", not really for the laptops themselves but for the money i could save to get other stuff.. If i get the 15", that's about all the money i'll have for my laptop - the RAM/HDD upgrades and peripherals will have to wait (i'm a student, so that might be a while). But the 15" means i have a decent gpu and can play the some games (i usually play FPS-es). I love taking photos, so i do quite a bit of photoshop editing - another aspect that the faster specs will help in. And the 15" has the high-res screen option!! If i get the 13", i'll have enough money left for a monitor (to make up for screen size - i can't imagine working on the puny 13" screen only!), 8GB RAM, a faster HDD, and a bunch of peripherals (good mouse, keyboard, etc.). However, the GPU wouldn't really give me much options in gaming (but i could probably live without that). One downside is that some of the peripherals (monitor) would only be useful at home.. What do you guys think - is a compromise on specs worth it? one more thing is that this MBP is going to replace my old PC - which has 'died', so i'll be doing everything on it. based on current models, the difference between the low end 13" and low end 15" is almost $1000 here in Singapore! Would just like to hear your opinions! thanks in advance!