Just ordered a MBP Retina-have questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Noctilux.95, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

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    Just ordered a refurbished MBP Retina as a secondary Photoshop/Aperture/future Lightroom :( machine to my Mac Pro tower.
    Please check the specs below and let me know what you think. Currently I shoot RAW files with 16, 22, and 40MP cameras.
    Hope I made the right decision for my budget.
    Thanks!
     
  2. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    What specs? Did I miss something?
     
  3. Noctilux.95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Forgot the specs.
     

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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Pretty solid specs, although you may find 8GB RAM a bit small if you're dealing with huge RAW files.

    That said, Mavericks compresses RAM really well.
     
  5. nexus4life macrumors regular

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    If ever in doubt about a purchase and you intend to seek the advice of others, it's really best to wait to order.

    That said, I think that's a solid machine for the price. I just hope you aren't expecting much from the GPU because, while it is a dedicated GPU, it's not much better than the Iris Graphics in the rMBPs of this year.
     
  6. mpe macrumors regular

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    I think 8GB fine. Even for huge RAW files in Lightroom and Photoshop CC + multiple layer editing. Faster CPU and I/O is more important than RAM.

    IMHO with current workloads 16GB is only necessary when you do run virtualisation software.
     

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