Hard Drive/Display dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crossfitotg4, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. crossfitotg4 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Hey guys, I will be purchasing the 17'' uMBP this week with the 2.8GHz, 500GB HD (7200 RPM), 4 GB of RAM and the matte screen. My question is whether or not you would suggest getting the 128GB or 256GB SSD, obviously from an outside source due to price. Or should I use the money to get a decent monitor. I will be doing a lot of Photoshop and Graphics work on it, so I was leaning toward the monitor. Is the SSD that much of a difference over the 500GB, or any other suggestions you might make other than what I have mentioned would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The 17" built in screen is quite nice. If you want an external just for size/desktop setup, then I'd definitely do that over an SSD upgrade.
  4. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    MONITOR !!!!!

    SSD's are overrated and under capacity !!!!
  5. crossfitotg4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Thanks man. That's what I was thinking to myself, 128 vs. 500.

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