13" Retina Ram 'Configure'?

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  1. Atomant669 macrumors regular

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    Hi I understand that the ram on a 13" Retina Macbook Pro is non upgradable. But then what is the meaning of 'configurable to 16GB'?
     
  2. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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    The RAM is not upgradeable. However, it can be configured to 16GB at the time of purchase.

    From 13" MBP configuration page on the Apple website

     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    When you get ready to buy the computer on apple.com, you can select 8GB or 16GB. If you select 8GB, you're stuck with that - no ability to add more ram.
     
  4. Atomant669 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How can i do it? I've already got it back home. Is it too late to configure it?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, you're basically choosing which computer model to buy, the 8GB equipped model or the 16GB equipped model.

    Btw, I don't know your usage needs, but most people today do not need 16GB. How will you be using this computer?
     
  6. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  7. Atomant669 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Primarily for normal usages. Facebook, some games and watching movies. How long would this 8g rams last me for?
     
  9. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be fine with the standard configuration.

    From the quote above:

     
  10. Atomant669 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh okay, thank you for the quote. Sets my mind at ease now. Thank you very much sir!
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    8GB for typical usage will be fine for now and the foreseeable future.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    With such minimal usage, an iPad packs enough computing power. You'll be fine for years. Heck my SO is still on 4GB and gets by just fine.
     

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