I'm trying to decide between buying a 15" or a 17" Macbook Pro for college, but I'm not sure if the larger screen size of the 17" model is both worth the higher cost and larger overall size. I own a 15" Macbook Pro from '06 that I have beaten to hell, and I've always loved it's size. Thing is, whenever I have been working on projects or writing code, I have felt cramped by the screen size. To anyone who owns or has owned a 17" MBP: does the larger screen size really matter that much? Also, does the overall larger size of the 17" inconvenience you at all? Now to ask an over-asked question: Glossy or matte? I plan on using the computer outside as I have with my current laptop, so I'm leaning towards the matte screen. Regardless of which model of macbook pro I buy, I'm planning on buying a large display for my dorm room. The decision is mostly screen size vs portability for me.