Classic question, 15 v. 17? Have Mac Pro, never had laptop and looking to buy one to mostly use to take to work, also to use when at bookstore etc., and a few times a year when traveling on an airplane. Was initially thinking 15 i7 with anti-glare and 128GB SSD, but 17 i5 is the same price but get ExpressCard and additional USB. I’d used it mainly for internet and office productivity (75%) and video editing (25%). I could save all my video editing for Mac Pro, but like the idea option doing some at Starbucks. With ExpressCard I’d get eSATA external HD.
What’s your opinion on Apple’s SSD? i5 versus i7? Weight and size of 15 versus 17? Finally, the 17 has a deeper/wider palm rest area and some say that affects their typing, not sure if it’s a positive or a negative, your opinion?
Thanks for your input.