Which option is better for a Macbook pro: 8GB memory with 500 Gb Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm or 4 GB memory with 750 GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm?

I am a general user (music, tv shows, movies, Facetime, pictures, email, lesson plans, presentations, etc) and I am also a teacher. So I will use this just about everyday making lesson plans or emailing. I want something fast and reliable. I am thinking the MacBook Pro 13' and I don't need the retina display. I just want to know if I should spend an extra $90 to get more memory or a bigger hard drive or just go with the basic setup (4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM — 2x2GB with 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm)? I am new to Mac and I don't want to spend money on something that won't make a difference/something I won't need. Are both of these options too much for what I need to do my daily tasks? Also, should I opt for paying for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers to be pre-installed or not? Is it cheaper some other way?

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    You're going to be fine with the basic setup. If you want to spend extra today, get the bigger hard drive. You can always add memory later- it's easy to do and cheap on the aftermarket.

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