macbook 2016 more ram or more storage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gualwer, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Gualwer macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    So I'm kind on the fance now. I know I want the MacBook Pro 2016 no touch bar, but I can't decide if I should upgrade the ram or the storage. I honestly don't do much on it other than internet browsing, email, and play wow every now and then. I also do some photoshop, and iMovie but I don't do this too often. I currently have a MacBook Air 2013 with 4Gb ram and 256Gb. The reason I'm tempted to get more storage instead of ram is because I haven't had any issues with just 4Gb ram, wow runs pretty good although my MacBook Air does get a bit hot, but it runs fine. I'm always needing space tho. I currently have only 30gb left. In my case, would it be a smart decision to get more storage instead of ram?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I store most data on the fastest connection out of the machine, as do I with my backups.
    And I love having the ram maxed out for best app performance.
  3. iizmoo macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2014
    If you're going to keep it a while, why not bump up both? I'm going from 2013MBA 8/256 to no touch bar 16/512 . If a lot of your storage is photos, might also want to look into iphotos optimize cloud storage.

    For you current machine, you know you can get a 128 or 256 SDXC card PNY StorEdge or others and expand storage for files. I use a 128 and leave my iphotos library in there to save space on the ssd.

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