The only real feature on the 17" that I like a lot is the new battery. I don't care about removal batteries and the longer lasting one seems really nice. I don't mind the screen being 2" bigger or smaller as I'm on a 13" blackbook right now. I just need forumer help deciding what to do. If I buy the student developer for the new 17" it would be 2338 with the student developer program, or I could go into a store today and get at 15" for 2299 i believe it is. also the matte/glossy doesnt bother me, i'm pretty sure i have glossy on my macbook. basically - do you think this battery / 2" is worth it? it wont be much more if i do student developer, but 3-4 weeks shipping is going to drive me insane.