Here is the background. I'm going to Korea for a year and not wanting to wait for the slow boat (and weight restrictions for what I can ship over there) I'm going to take a laptop. I'm normally a desktop user and not a fan of laptops but here are the two options I have been thinking about. Option 1: 17-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz with 2GB memory for about $2800 Option 2: 13-inch MackBook 2.16GHz with 2 GB memory and the 23" flat panel Apple Cinema HD display. With this option I would work off the 13" screen until my shipment of household goods arrive that would have the 23" flat panel) for about $2600 Option 3: A smarter recommendation by you.