16gb limit?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miatadan, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. miatadan macrumors member

    miatadan

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    Why is it with Macbook Pro regardless of model that the most ram memory is 16gb?

    With the Lenovo W530 you can order it with 32gb PC-3-12800 DDR3 ....

    there is no dimm slots on a mac, so is it a space limitation?

    Dan
     
  2. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

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    It's 16GB on most machines outside of those classified as mobile workstations, which typically allow for 4 sodimms. Apple has never done that. Many others don't. It was obviously not a priority for them. As for space, that is possible. Ram takes up a lot of surface area with soldered memory, but they use it to allow for a very thin machine. 32GB would take up more area, as they are at the maximum density for that specification. Even if this wasn't the case, I doubt they would offer 32GB configurations at this point. They never chased bleeding edge memory configurations in the notebook lineups in the past. I don't think that will change.
     
  3. miatadan thread starter macrumors member

    miatadan

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    thanks ))) confirms what I thought... 16gb on my custom built pc is plenty, so 16gb should be good enough on Macbook Pro
     

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