I'm planning to purchase a 15-inch MBP and would appreciate any and all advice as to what specs I should incorporate in my new machine. I've pushed my four-year-old MBP to to the limit and there are still times when the processing power needed for Aperture results in a frustrating series of spinning beach balls.
So, I'm wondering, should I load my new MacBook Pro to the hilt as a way to maximize the Aperture experience or will that be over-kill? In particular I'm wondering about memory vs. processor speed.
Also, there are now three screen options available for the display, and while I realize that the glossy vs. matte screen is often a matter of taste, I'm wondering about the benefit of one over the other in regards to photo processing. In the past, I've preferred the matte screen, but I know from my iPad how amazing photos look on the glossy screen. And, is the high-res option of benefit when it comes to Aperture or is it a negligible difference?
I realize a lot of this is subjective, but I'm curious to hear others' opinions. Thanks!