Well guys, a new semester for me is starting soon and I've just about had it with my POS dell. It hasn't worked for me for the past year so I've saved up quite a bit of money for a new laptop. However, I do have a few questions that I hope many of you could answer. I've recently changed majors (design) and the computer requirements are as follows: Suggested Minimum Computer System Specs: System Specs: • Pentium Four 2.2GHZ Dual Core Processor and Faster • 4GB RAM or More Laptop: • Macbook Pro with Windows or PC, 15” Screen or Larger • Dedicated Nvidia or ATI Graphics Card 512MB Memory or More - Industrial Design- Nvidia only • PC or Macbook Pro with External 24” Monitor • Dedicated Nvidia or ATI Graphics Card with 1GB on board Memory - Industrial Design- Nvidia only Even though the minimum requirements say a 15" screen or larger, I wonder is it possible that I work with a 13" screen when running programs like AutoCAD, Adobe CS5, 3D Studio Max, Solidworks, Alias, etc? So the options I gave myself were either a base 13" MBP or high end 15" because I read that the extra money for a high end 13" would not be worth it. Which would you choose? If you chose the 15", would you get hi res glossy or matte? Price wise, I can get the student discount & a $100 gift card when buying from Apple or should I buy from other sites like Amazon / B&H Photo where they do not charge tax or shipping? Thanks!