I have a $500 credit to use for a Macbook.( I have a $300 gift card and the student discount is $200 for the top spec 15 inch model and $100 for any other model. I wanted to clarify that so people could understand the difference in my total discount.) I am a light user (for now) but I do like to watch a lot of movies on my Macbook since I have a lot of free time during my work day. I was wondering if the 15 inch would be worth it since I can get it for $2,099. Brand new. I know I don't need the top spec for $2599 but to get it for $2,099 changes things a bit. I can only use the $500 for the top spec model. If I decide on the 13 inch model I can save $400 off that model but was planning on getting the 16 gigs of ram for $200 more. So I could get that model for $1599 but have to wait 3 weeks to get it. I know I don't need 16 gigs now but I am buying it in case my needs change in the future. I just want the 16 gigs since the computers are non user upgradeable and I have no idea how long I am going to keep this laptop. And when you spend that much on a laptop its better to be safe then sorry. So I guess I am really asking if it were you who had the choice and money wasn't a huge issue between these 2 models which one is the better value?