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Getting a 15" MBP but need advice on specs.
I won't use it for any gaming or anything crazy, just basically photo/video editing, music, ms office. My most important concern is speed. SO I was thinking

2.53GHz Intel Core i5
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm

Is that the right choice? Should I consider upgrading hard drive or do that later? Is the antiglare screen worth +$150? thanks
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You're already going beyond your needs.... the 2.4GHz will do!
If you want to upgrade the HD, do it later, and it will be cheaper if you do it.
As for the anti-glare screen, go check it out side by side to make the decision for yourself, as it is a preference thing.
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The anti-glare screen doesn't have the vibrant colors that the regular screen has and it's not as bright. I also prefer the glass on the regular screen.

But as 6string mentioned, I'd look at them side-by-side if you have that option.

It's not $150.00 more necessarily because the screen is better, it's just a custom option so they're making you pay for the option.

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