early 2013 "15 macbook to 13" ntb Macbook pro...question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by njmitchel0, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. njmitchel0 macrumors member

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    I'm looking to get a bit more portable and go to the 13" ntb macbook pro.

    I'd be downsizing from a 2.7 GHz 16gb ram, early 2013, 15" mbp

    I do photoshop, sometimes video editing (less than 10 minute videos), browsing, email, etc.

    Is the baseline (8gb ram) sufficient for what I'm looking to do or do I need to shoot for the 16gb version.

    Will I experience a drop in performance going to the new 13" with 8gb ram? 16gb?

    All responses much appreciated.
     
  2. ayasinsk macrumors regular

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    Apr 29, 2008
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    Since retina MacBook pros don't have upgradable ram 16GB will obviously be more future proof than 8GB. With that being said I do video editing, some photoshop, and some some gaming such as Starcraft 2. I personally have mid 2013 retina 13" pro with 8GB and it has not being an issue at all. My storage of 256GB flash drive has been an issue. I personally think 8GB of RAM is plenty for what you will use your laptop, I would go with 8GB ram but go for 512GB SSD.
     

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