I have an again late 2007 13" Macbook at home that I'm looking to replace in the coming months. The keyboard/trackpad randomly disconnects on me (Replacing top case didn't fix it, so I assume its a logic board problem). It also needs a new battery. Needless to say it's on it's last leg, and I don't see value in trying to fix it. Here's my dilemma. The computer is used for general computer work. Internet, email, calendar, word/excel, etc. I'm perfectly content on getting a base model 13" Macbook pro for $1199 or a 13" Macbook Air for $1299. My wife on the other hand isn't the biggest fan of the tiny 13" screen. She prefers a little more screen real estate. My issue is that the 15" starts at $1799 which is a huge leap over the 13". It's getting hard to justify a mac to my wife because companies like dell will offer you a base spec'd 15" starting at $600 that will get the job done. I'm looking at a $1000+ price difference. Will Apple ever offer a 15" laptop with the base model guts for a good price? It would be awesome to simply click on the $1199 Macbook and upgrade only the screen to 15" for like $100-200 extra and leave the rest alone. $1399 is much easier to swallow than $1799. It's a shame that in order to get a bigger screen I also have to upgrade everything else all at the same time, leaving me with a computer with overkill hardware for my needs. I guess for the time being I'll keep trying to convince my wife that the 13" is a better option than the 15" but it won't be easy. I really do not want to buy a dell or hp.