17" MBP Glossy or Antiglare AND HD upgrade

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  1. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone, im new to the forum. I was wondering... i am getting a 17" 2.3ghz quadcore i7 with 8gb of ram, i was wondering if i should go glossy or antiglare, i use Logic ALOT so which would be better? Also, could someone tell me if the 17" MBP would be able to house a 1tb hd? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Why don't you use the search feature and find this new thread with over 280 posts? Glossy vs Anti-Glare
     
  3. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ah! sorry!, what about the HD upgrade? would it work?
     
  4. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    The HDD must be 2.5"
     
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    yes, i know that, but i heard that the MBP HD's are 9.5mm, and a 1tb is 12.5mm, is that still possible?
     
  6. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    I can't answer that; however, I highly suggest you reconsider getting a 17" laptop.
     
  7. diannao macrumors regular

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    If you want to see your screen in non-optimal lighting conditions, get the antiglare.

    As a single drive in an Aluminum MBP, it looks like it's a bad idea:
    http://discussions.info.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10996901

    You could remove the DVD drive and put a second hard drive enclosure in its place, so you could have two 500 or even two 750GB drives.
    http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/...t_Code=OBSXGB-UNB&Category_Code=STORHDOPTIBAY
     
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    Personally I think the anti glare is the way to go for music production. As is the 17" if you're going to be using the machine away from a second monitor.
     
  9. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why reconsider? I have a 15" 2008 MBP now and the screen is too small, the 17" HD screen has a higher resolution and the real estate is better.


    ^ ok, thank you! i will be travelling with it a lot, and i don't mind about the size, the 17" has the screen real estate i need for logic and NI Massive.
     

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