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Jan 19, 2019
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Hi,
I did cancel my 32GB / 512GB order and I did go with the 16GB / 512GB.
I did that because when I did look over my usage for the 30 days I never go over 40-50% pressure of my RAM.
And as I only have my computer for 2-3 years then swapp it I could not justify 500 Euro upgrade to 32GB ram as I might not use it.

Was I stupid? I still have the remorse period so I can send it back.

Before this one I was using the 16/256 M1 did upgrade for the display, bigger storage and more ports and ofc that I can use two monitors with this.

I'm using it to write script in Powershell and some other development
 
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Wando64

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Jul 11, 2013
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Just this morning I cancelled my order for a 14” 10/16 32GB 1TB but I have not placed another order just yet as I want to be sure.
Looking at various reviews and benchmarking I realised that the base 8/14 pro will provide plenty of power for what I am doing today and in the medium term future.
Also I am not sure I will need the 32GB upgrade, but this is a more difficult decision to take.
I mainly use my MBP for Logic Pro work.
I also do video editing with LumaFusion on my iPad Pro as my current 2015 i7 MBP cannot handle that.
I want to take this editing work to the new MBP with LumaFusion, but also maybe try my hand with Da Vinci.

I realise that 32GB would be perfect for me, but currently on my 2015 MBP with 16GB I never see any memory pressure no matter how hard I push it with Logic.

Difficult decision, but from how you are describing your work I think you’ll be absolutely fine.
 

Rck1984

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Jun 5, 2017
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Hi,
I did cancel my 32GB / 512GB order and I did go with the 16GB / 512GB.
I did that because when I did look over my usage for the 30 days I never go over 40-50% pressure of my RAM.
And as I only have my computer for 2-3 years then swapp it I could not justify 500 Euro upgrade to 32GB ram as I might not use it.

Was I stupid? I still have the remorse period so I can send it back.

Before this one I was using the 16/256 M1 did upgrade for the display, bigger storage and more ports and ofc that I can use two monitors with this.

I'm using it to write script in Powershell and some other development

Stupid is the opposite, when you buy something you don't need.

You've looked at the memory pressure in the past 30 days, so you've done your homework.
Get what you need right now, or in the near future. For some Powershell and other development tasks, 16GB should be totally fine. No point in getting 32GB, paying 500 euro extra and getting a new machine in 2-3 years anyway.

Asking me, you've done the right thing.
 

fa8362

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Jul 7, 2008
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Hi,
I did cancel my 32GB / 512GB order and I did go with the 16GB / 512GB.
I did that because when I did look over my usage for the 30 days I never go over 40-50% pressure of my RAM.
And as I only have my computer for 2-3 years then swapp it I could not justify 500 Euro upgrade to 32GB ram as I might not use it.

Was I stupid? I still have the remorse period so I can send it back.

Before this one I was using the 16/256 M1 did upgrade for the display, bigger storage and more ports and ofc that I can use two monitors with this.

I'm using it to write script in Powershell and some other development
No. It would have been stupid to pay $400 for something you wouldn't use.
 

bobcomer

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May 18, 2015
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Not stupid, you'd know if the 16G was too small already from your previous machine.

I went with 32G Max, but some of the things I do really do take up quite a lot of RAM, and I really hate waiting. But even for me, 16G on even a Windows laptop covers 90%+ of my needs.
 

MistrSynistr

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May 15, 2014
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I have an M1 iMac with 16GB of RAM and have 7 huge apps open, 30 plus tabs, working huge RAW files in Photoshop with tons of layers and using InDesign for graphic art projects at once.

You will have zero issues unless you're rendering an 8K 2 hour animated movie for Disney.
 

5425642

Cancelled
Original poster
Jan 19, 2019
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I have an M1 iMac with 16GB of RAM and have 7 huge apps open, 30 plus tabs, working huge RAW files in Photoshop with tons of layers and using InDesign for graphic art projects at once.

You will have zero issues unless you're rendering an 8K 2 hour animated movie for Disney.
Damn, I was thinking of rendering 4 8K videos at once for Disney. I'll give Disney my rresignation
 
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