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Advice for my next macbook pro


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Original poster
Jan 9, 2011
Hello peeps, Need an advice on buying my next macbook.

My current laptop is, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) 16 GB Ram / 1 TB SSD

bought in 2016 with the highest spec available wanting to use it for more than 4 years but it's becoming unusable now. Lagging under load.

Here are snapshots of my activity monitor

I am a product manager at a tech company. I do coding (web), bit of graphics work (photoshop), and lot of web browsing.

  1. Cant't work while connected to my external monitor 34" ultrawide.
  2. Can't work while having a slack/zoom calls, specially when doing screen shares (without external monitor).
  3. Becomes unsable when doing heavy web browsing (lot of web based tools) (without external monitor)
For comparison, my 2012 iMac with 24 GB Ram, 2 GB Nvida graphics works flawlessly under this load, hooked up to the external monitor.

What are the culprits here as you think? Is it just the RAM or both RAM and GPU? For long term, should I get a 16" mac with 64 GB ram? or 13" with 32 GB is enough with intel graphics? I like the portability of 13"

Thank you
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