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A newbie MacBook Pro question.

 
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Apr 04, 2012 14:07 |  #1

Thinking about switching from a PC Laptop to MacBook Pro. I am looking at the options one of them is the "antiglare" screen for additional $50. I have not seen the screen myself, for photo editing which one is better?


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Apr 04, 2012 14:12 |  #2

Matte screen is better.

Reflections won't be as bad.

Did I mention reflections won't be as bad?

Reflections won't be nearly as bad...




  
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Apr 04, 2012 14:14 |  #3

Well worth it, in my opinion.

I will never buy the glare panels... Apple tried to phase the matte screens out, but had to bring them back, and now the next iMacs are supposedly going back to matte finish.

There's a reason for this:

Reflections won't be as bad.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 14:24 |  #4

Cool thanks! Now does 2.4 to 2.5 really worth the extra $250? I am thinking about 8MB ram anyway.


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Apr 04, 2012 14:41 |  #5

For an extra $50 Id do it. I hate the glass screen on my MBP.

And no, the 100Mhz IS NOT work it. 500Mhz wouldnt even be worth it IMO if thats all it was was just clock speed.


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Apr 05, 2012 19:34 |  #6

Matte screen is definitely worth it. I don't think it will boot with only 8MB of RAM but it would run really nice with 8GB! :)


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Apr 05, 2012 21:25 |  #7

Are you going to have Apple install the extra 4 GB of ram - assuming it comes standard with 4 GB?

If so you can probably save a bunch of money doing it yourself. Memory is dirt cheap right now.


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Apr 10, 2012 17:51 |  #8

Titus213 wrote in post #14217487 (external link)
Are you going to have Apple install the extra 4 GB of ram - assuming it comes standard with 4 GB?

If so you can probably save a bunch of money doing it yourself. Memory is dirt cheap right now.

Yes it is

OP check http://www.crucial.com​/ (external link) I just upgraded the 4GB of memory to 8GB in my MacBook Pro for $46 including shipping. Apple wants $200 bucks for the upgrade. Very easy to install yourself.


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Apr 10, 2012 18:31 |  #9

^^^i have to agree with 7D_Sniper, i just upgraded my MBP to 8GB ram from that site. do it yourself to save money....




  
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Apr 10, 2012 21:04 |  #10

I did that thanks!


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Apr 10, 2012 21:12 |  #11

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I did that thanks!

Your welcome, enjoy it. The speed increase is amazing.


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Apr 10, 2012 22:13 |  #12

If you're going to buy a Macbook Pro you might want to wait a couple of weeks, they're about to update them and it's supposed to be a big update, supposedly a new body, might want to watch http://www.macrumors.c​om/ (external link) or http://www.appleinside​r.com/ (external link) for more information.

Also, as mentioned always buy your RAM seperately from the manufactures not just Apple and upgrade it yourself and upgrade to the Hi-Res Non-Glossy screen, it's worth every penny but the new Macbook Pros will probably have different options available.




  
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Apr 11, 2012 02:27 |  #13

Agreed about the non-glare screen! I stupidly didn't do it but would now if I could go back! +1 for crucial memory also. They charge peanuts for 8gb and it's defo worth it!


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Apr 11, 2012 16:30 as a reply to  @ mr. fish's post |  #14

the savings in DIY 8GB memory more than pays for the antiglare

I would put in 16GB while I had the machine open.




  
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