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    Aug 23, 2010
    Macbook Pro - which configuration to get?
    My old G4 powerbook is pretty much kaput.. I need a new laptop and am interested in getting one of the new 15" models though I've a few configuration issues I'd like some advice on..

    Which hard drive should I go for? I was thinking of getting a 2.4 i5 model though the 5400 rpm drive seems a little backward.. which would be best from either a 7200 500 GB drive or 128 GB SSD drive? Speed is more important to me than storage, I dont do gaming but do use photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver a lot and like to watch a lot of video content via the net, vimeo, youtube etc.. I spend a lot of time working on a laptop daily so heat is an issue too guess..

    Would I just be better opting for the i7 with a 500 Gig 7200 drive? Epensive I know, but I need something that I can keep for a few years and that will be relatively future proof and do all that I ask of it..

    I also need to get an anti glare screen (the glass ones just don't cut it for me - nice as they are..) does anyone know if the anti-glare screens have the 1400x900 resolution available on them?

    Many thanks for any help or advice anyone can offer..

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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    I like a lot of forum members usually buy the most my budget can afford as for the hard drive over the years the bigger the better and 7200 does offer a speed bump and SSD
    is still rather expensive while sacrificing volume.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Get the base model. Then buy whatever HDD and whatever amount of RAM you want from a third party vendor. Install them yourself for a fraction of the price Apple charges for these upgrades.

    The two things that you can't upgrade are the CPU and the Graphic Card, so buy accordingly.

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