Probably a topic you are all familiar with and I imagine are sick of answering...However I have never owned a mac, my computer knowledge is quite general, and such a purchase is indeed a hefty investment. I am fighting between the MBP 13 & 15. I essentiallly am going to be using the laptop for watching movies, downloading media, internet, word processing, and there is the potential for 2d autocad work. I don't play games. I am willing to spend between 1500-2600, the less the better, applecare included. Will SSD really help me even though I wont be running tons of tasks? Should I care about the screen resolution? currently using 1680x1050 on my 15" HP workstation. Ive been browsing this forum for the last month and still can't figure out what would best suit me, and the associates at the apple store are really no help. I have looked into the 15" with ssd, hi res, but have no idea if I am way in over my head for my needs? Am I buying too much machine and will only really utlize a tid-bit of what it has? Please aid me with some advice! Much thanks!