Have Late 2013 - upgrading, 8GB vs 16GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by .Logan, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. .Logan macrumors member

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    Currently have the Late 2013 13" MBP (2.4Ghz i5, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD). I love it, it's my second MBP and very happy. However, I do like to stay current with technology and I feel the most recently released MBP has sufficient updates to warrant the upgrade. I want to try the touch bar, I'd love having touch ID on a laptop, etc.

    My needs are relatively basic and non-professional: primarily web browsing, music streaming within iTunes, Microsoft Office applications, iMessages, etc. but I do like to do them concurrently and I really like speed/zero lag. I don't do professional video/photo editing of any kind, or use many non-stock applications.

    Is 16GB overkill for my needs? When I bought my first MBP it was on a student LOC so I didn't care about cost, but now I don't want to pay for 16GB if not necessary.

    My primary concern: I don't like lag of any kind, I like speed while doing tasks, and multitasking.
     
  2. maxsquared macrumors regular

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    For what you do 16GB is overkill, but most importantly what you already have is already beyond what you need.

    If you want to test out touch bar, go to a near by Apple Store or nearby computer shops and find one, and see how useless it is, I have a touch bar 15 inch, and never really used it and would prefer a normal function key.

    For the Touch ID part, you would better save some money by purchasing a Apple Watch and Apple Watch unlock is pretty neat as well, in fact, I've hardly used the Touch ID at all for unlocking.
     

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