Basically, I can either purchase a custom order 15" MBP with the 2.8GHz processor and receive it within the week or order the 17" with the 2.93GHz processor and receive it within 2-3 weeks (according to Apple.) Cost is irrelevant in this case. However, what's relevant is that my previous 17" MBP has died and I am currently attending university without a working laptop. Now, my school has excellent computer labs which can offer an (inconvenient) alternative to having a personal laptop in the short-term. Pros of ordering 15": +I get it now and don't have to suffer for two weeks. Pros of ordering 17" - I am a huge fan of bigger screen space and I'm used to the 1680x1050 resolution on the old 17" and would like to use that resolution or higher. - There's a marginal increase in processor speed and the GPU is likely to be less underclocked compared to the 15" as Apple has set this precedent in the past. - It's a better status symbol. Major issue is that it seems none of the 17" MBP have shipped yet; Fifth Ave. Apple Store doesn't have them in stock and my computer store told me their inventory wasn't even going to be in until last Feb. or early March. Therefore, there's a significant risk that the time may be more than two weeks. Anyway, please tell me which option you'd pick in my situation given my preferences and the pros listed here.