Thanks for the answer, Apple has already taken the monies..If you can afford it I would definitely go for it. The SSD is not soldered to the logic board, but the RAM is. What you order it with is what it will have forever.
Compared to the base price of the machine it isn't a super expensive upgrade, especially if you intend to use it for a long time.
I would go with the 16GB if you are planning to keep it for a long time and can swing the extra dollars. I always plan for what I might need and not for what I currently need. You just never know what your needs are going to be in 1-2-3 years. OS's change, programs change, ***** happens.I just ordered the retina MBP, should I have gone for the 16GB version instead of the 8GB? I intend on keep the laptop for a long time.
8GB is enough...for now. The problem is that you won't be able to upgrade to 16GB on your own in the future. As you plan on keeping the machine for a long time, you might consider cancelling and going with 16GB, as that will likely be the standard in a few years.I just ordered the retina MBP, should I have gone for the 16GB version instead of the 8GB? I intend on keep the laptop for a long time.