I know, I know - Use the search function and I am sure to find the answer to these questions as I am sure they have been asked many times before. The problem is that I will be out of town without access to a laptop and need to make a decision on a purchase very shortly. So here goes - I believe I have it narrowed it down to the 17" standard configuration: 2.5ghz/250 GB HD and 2G Ram. Here are my questions - Is Mac Connection a good place to purchase online? Any issues? Matte or Glossy screen? Will be used outside occasionaly Is the 17" MBP awesome or overkill....meaning would I be almost as satisfied with the 15" MBP, knowing I just saved $800.00? It will not be traveling much if at all. Time Capsule 500GB - Good or bad idea? I-Works instead of MS Office? The MBP will mostly be for home use (non-business), however, I want the ability to create documents and send them to MS Office users and want to be able to open MS documents I receive, I was told that I-Works will do this? Thanks to all for helping me out in my time crunch!