I've always wanted the 17" MacBook Pro but three years ago I could afford only the 13" MacBook Pro. This has given me every satisfaction with no problems whatsoever. Now that I can afford the 17" I found that they have been discontinued. However, they are still around and I got one through Amazon. Not cheap, but worth every penny. For their trouble-free ease of use also read the other reviews, it's absolutely beautiful. I do have a 27" iMac desktop giving equal pleasure but I could happily use just the 17" MacBook Pro. As an indication of my enthusiasm I've now ordered another 17" MacBook Pro from Amazon before brand-new ones finally disappear.