I don't know from first-hand experience, but there may be some truth to this. Random access memory is non-volatile (meaning it needs a continuous power source to store information), so more of it will consume more power. I'm not sure about a loss of 1-2 hours all else equal, however.Some results showed that the MacBook Pro with 16GB consume more power (less 1-2 hour runtime) compared to the 8GB variants. I think it might be a software bug. Anyone experienced this?
This is true. I just like seeing no memory swap and plenty of RAM for other processes. Basically not required but preference.Dont trust everything people say. For me 8 gb is enough and when im using photoshop,premiere of fcut pro i'm at 5 or 6 gb at most. Ofc its always better to have more for resale value,but in the end when you decide to sell it,those extra 8 gb will worth 20$.
Considering how fast SSDs are today, even if it has to swap, you are not taking a significant performance hit. But, if you plan to keep it for a long time and want a reasonable resale value, going 16 GB can be a strategic decision.
Hell, I went with 16 GB for my MacBook non-Pro.
I usually don't need more than 8 GB, but occasionally I do...
...and that's in 2017. I keep my laptops a long time, so if it can be beneficial even in 2017, then it's going to be even more beneficial a few years from now.
I remember I bought my 2009 MacBook Pro with 2 GB, and now I think 8 GB is really bare minimum for a modern laptop. I wondered if 4 GB is all I'd ever need for that machine, but for the last several years, 4 GB had been a big pain.
Yes, it does depend on your usage pattern, but one thing to keep in mind is if you have more than one user, that will kill about 2 GB worth of space right there for each extra user that hasn't logged out. And of course, VM's will kill another 3-4 GB each.
I got the 256 GB m3. I typically don't need a lot of storage space on my laptops, as I keep none of my main media on my laptop. Anything substantial on the laptop eventually gets deleted, since my main storage at home is a NAS, and my main Mac is an iMac with 24 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.what is your model? 512gb/i7 one?
8gb is a bare minimum and sweet spot for most now.
I got the 256 GB m3. I typically don't need a lot of storage space on my laptops, as I keep none of my main media on my laptop. Anything substantial on the laptop eventually gets deleted, since my main storage at home is a NAS, and my main Mac is an iMac with 24 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.
My MacBook is my road warrior, but for the apps I use, raw CPU power isn't a main concern.
But yeah, I agree that for most, 8 GB is both a minimum and a sweet spot on a lower end Mac laptop... for now. Actually, if I could have gotten a 12 GB configuration, that is what I would have gotten, since that would likely last me the life of the laptop. But since I couldn't get 12 GB, I went with 16 GB.