I'm going to college this fall and I'm buying a MBP. I have been debating whether or not to purchase the base 13'' or the base 15''. I'm leaning towards base 15'' but would the extra screen real estate make a difference for school or would I be better off saving $500 or putting that money towards an SSD, etc. There are a ton of topics on "which MBP" but I haven't found an answer specifically tackling this scenario of screen real estate (and I did mroogle). If someone has, please post it. Thanks for the help! Oh, and this is my first post!