8GB or 16GB...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dilgit, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. dilgit macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    The following three question are actually one:

    What is the advantage of having 16GB on my computer opposed to 8GB?
    Why buy a laptop with 16GB rather than 8GB?
    What will the 16GB do for me, that the 8GB can't?
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    1) more RAM
    2) More RAM
    3) MORE RAM

    Also congratulations on the 56th thread on this topic since June 11th :D
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If your usage habits are such that you're not causing the OS to incur swap outs at 8gb, then you'll not need 16gb.

    With the MacBook Airs, and the Retina's MBP's non upgradeable ram, it makes sense to go the 16gb route, even if you're not using it right now.

    With the non retina MBP being upgradeable, then why spend extra money on a resource that you'll not fully leverage, especially since you can upgrade later.
  4. Dwhite78 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
    There's already a 3 page thread on this topic.

    1) greater future proofing if you plan to keep the computer for 3-4 years.
    2) why not if you can afford it?
    3) this is subjective, we don't know what you do with the computer.
  5. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    Do you remember starting this thread?

  6. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    OP has amnesia. Either that, or someone with the same question is using OP's account. :rolleyes:

    But seriously, that's BS. There is PLENTY of good advice answering this question in his original thread (and, err... lots of other threads if you just use the search function). If he has extra questions, there's no need to start a new one.

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