Welli got a 17" PB 2 months ago, i am very happy with it. The main problem i had with how portable it will be when i travel, i am on my vacation with some friends and i find it very portable. I read many post on how a small laptop is more portable and is easyer to carry around yet i have had no problem with any of that. All i am trying to say is that the 17" is very portable, and watching DVD's on the huge screen is an extra +. I watched a DVD on the plane trip that i ripped and it was really great Any question? i would be glad to answer.