A friend is going to be traveling in Europe and wants a MacBook Pro. She anticipates using it for: - writing - surfing the net - as my primary phone (skype/ichatAV i think?) - to stream radio and watch TV/videos/DVD/movies etc. I suggested a MacBook but she likes the idea that the MBPs have more 'bells and whistles' and she wants the silver body color. She also likes the 15" because they have the new i5 i7 processors, and she doesn't want "older technology," and cost isn't a great concern. Given her needs, I still think the 13" will be plenty fast enough for her, and she will probably appreciate the portability (and battery life?) I think what frightens her most is the idea of buying something that isn't the 'latest technology,' but that will always be the case. I see people suggesting to wait until may for sandy bridge, but I don't think she can wait 4 months. Is there any real reason for her to get the 15" over the 13? thanks.