No 32GB RAM options?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    While I think the new MBPs look nice, where are the RAM options? I'd really like 32GB or even 64GB options. I could sure use them.
  2. tom. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I thought exactly the same. My 2012 rMBP has a quad core i7 and 16GB ram... 4 years old and still runs like new. 32GB might have convinced me to make the jump :/
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I definitely would like more memory. Especially when doing development in parallels/windows 10 and OSX at the same time.
  4. SVTM macrumors member


    Sep 6, 2016
    This is my biggest gripe with the new models but it didn't stop me from ordering one.
  5. wegster macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    Yep, that among other options just locked in my next MBP upgrade from my 2011...will be a likely used, not the just announced, retina 15"MBP maxed out. Just not much incentive to jump on the new machine for the features vs price.
  6. spacebro Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    16gb is max, you need a pc if you want to use parallels and have a bunch of windows open. I'm researching what pc laptop I need to get 64gb ram or if I can get one with 128gb. I'm kind of glad you can only get 16gb so I can sell my loaded 2015 rmbp easier.
  7. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    I agree with wishing they had more RAM. I'll deal with it though. Bought a maxed out 15". Really was dreaming for the 17" though.
  8. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    I know, 16gb max? I had to look at the calendar to see if I timewarped back to 2011.
  9. swester macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    It's sort of baffling that Apple, of all companies, would skimp on an option that they could charge a ton of extra $$$ for...
  10. AdriftAtlas macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    My Early 2011 MBP 17 has an aging 2.2Ghz i7. It does have 16GB of RAM and a 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD. I intended to buy a new MBP this year but there is no way I will be stuck with 16GB for the next 3-5 years. Apple's policy of soldering RAM to a "Pro" laptop while not allowing to configure it with more is insulting. This laptop will be obsolete within two years for professional use. The prices have become insane now too but that's not the problem I have with them.

    I'm a developer but I mostly work with Microsoft technologies. I can get a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 or a Dell Precision 7510 for work. Either offers 64GB of RAM, Xeon CPUs, 4K IPS/IGZO LCDs, and standard NVMe SSDs. They may weigh 6LB, are 1 inch thick, have less battery life, and look like bricks. Though for all their faults they are true workstation notebooks unlike what the MBP has become.

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