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    8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    Hi there, I am wondering which is the best, assuming I am using Lightroom, Photoshop. I use 22, 24 and 36,4 Mpx cameras, shooting in raw.
    These new macbook can't have memory upgrade, so my guess is 16 Go for the future...

    If you have any ideas about that, tell me please.

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    Re: 8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    If you mean gigabytes of ram definitely 16

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    Re: 8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    I always max out memory - whatever that is - and the SSD like internal storage.
    That buys a few years of additional use IMHO.
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    Re: 8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    I always max out memory - whatever that is - and the SSD like internal storage.
    That buys a few years of additional use IMHO.
    +1 to that. 16GB RAM is a no-brainer, but maxing out the SSD, or at least buy one with 1TB, easily adds a year or three to the life of your MacBook. I bought a maxed out 15" 3 years ago, and the only limitation so far is that I wear it out physically. Had I gone for 8GB RAM and/or 512GB SSD, I would have been hitting the ceiling on a regular basis already.

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    Re: 8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    +1 to that. 16GB RAM is a no-brainer, but maxing out the SSD, or at least buy one with 1TB, easily adds a year or three to the life of your MacBook. I bought a maxed out 15" 3 years ago, and the only limitation so far is that I wear it out physically. Had I gone for 8GB RAM and/or 512GB SSD, I would have been hitting the ceiling on a regular basis already.
    It's a shame that you can no longer upgrade Macbook pro memory or hard drives, once purchased. Buy as much of both as you can afford.

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    Re: 8Go or 16 Go for a new Macbook Pro 13" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Kerfoot View Post
    It's a shame that you can no longer upgrade Macbook pro memory or hard drives, once purchased. Buy as much of both as you can afford.
    Don't even talk about it. I recently changed battery and hard disk on a 10 year old MacBook Pro. Changing the battery took 30 seconds and the hard disk a couple of minutes plus the time it took to restore data. I have recently bought an old Mac Pro to have a machine that is more flexible than my current, and consider buying one more now. The Retina model that I've had for three and a half year now is getting worn. I watched while one of the loudspeakers were changed recently, and it was pretty clear that this machine isn't designed to be serviced or repaired. I suppose the current model is even worse.

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