I'm in the market for a new computer and I've decided it'll be a laptop. It'll replace my current desktop and will be my only computer. Let's say that in the near future, a 12" MacBook Pro gets released... is a 12" laptop really THAT much 'portable' than a 17" laptop? I know I can just go to a store and compare sizes but that's just not the same as actually owning the laptop and bringing it places. I want a laptop for 3 reasons: 1) Whenever I feel like just surfing the internets, I want to do it on campus and not in my apt in order to feel ummm.... social 2) I'm a CS major and laptops are required 3) I'll have something to do whenever I go to my parents' house (since I don't have anything over there except a toothbrush) So back to my question, if I'm going to put the laptop in a sleeve in my backpack, is the size/weight of a 17" laptop ever going to bother me??? I'm a decent build (6'1", 200) and I'd never carry the laptop in my arms, always in my backpack. EDIT: Oh yeah, if I got a 12" i'd get a 20" cinema display and use that when I'm at home (and have the laptop's lid closed, I don't want to see two screens of different sizes simultaneously ) BUT if I got a 17", I wouldn't use an ext. monitor EVAR EDIT 2: okay it pretty much looks like i'm leaning towards a 17"