I would recomend a 15inch LCD, Just because of its resolution "1024x768". A 17in is like "1280x1024". Your 9600se wouldnt do very well on a 1280x1024 resolution. well, except cs. if you have a 17inch lcd and you change the resolution to 1024x768, it wouldnt look very good as the 1280x769 resolution.