Originally Posted by drizek
if performance was the same, id much rather take a 14" 5 pound to school than a 17" 8 pound.
i only go on long plane trips once a year, sometimes never, but a 14" seems more usefull to me, especially if you are taking it to class to take NOTEs. i wouldnt wanna lug a 17 around campus all day, id rather just have small and durable system i can throw in my backpack.
and this does have to be semi-realistic. otherwise its just not any fun.
Anyhow, experiences may vary but if you get a better 17, you really don't spend time regretting the tiny weight difference. I haven't had a single reason to think that I need a 15 instead of this.