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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fortimir, Jul 2, 2012.
One more metric I'm curious about...
I wanted the 2.6GHz model, it was the highest spec model they had at the Apple store two weeks ago, and I got the last one. I would have gotten 16GB if they had one, but this was 2.6GHz/8GB -- so far been a great machine. The only 16GB spec model they planned to carry was the $3799 one, and they did not have that one in stock yet.
Glad you like it. I've only been playing with mine for an hour. I've never had a real laptop so there's been a bit of a learning curve with managing a mult-touch trackpad and a "small" screen.
8GB should be plenty for all but large-level video and photo editing.
Bought the base model 2.3/8/256 in store on launch day. Couldn't be happier with it. Even running throw 4gb to parallels, I have no issues having all my school work and an IDE open/compiling.
People make a big stink about the 8 vs 16, but if you step back and think about it, 16 as an option is actually extremely generous. 8 is really above average still.
I've gone for a base 2.3 with the 16gb upgrade purely because I need a laptop capable of running a Windows 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010 in a DAG under VM and not choke due to lack of memory.
P.S Putting myself through a MCSA/MCITP course.
Lion does a noticeable amount of paging with only 4GB RAM, without even running many programs at once. Lion seems to need 8GB to perform smoothly. Of course with SATAIII SSDs it might be less of an issue
All this debate about 8 vs 16 is silly as everyone is old enough to make an informed decision about whether they need the 16gb not for the future but for what they use it for NOW.
With either configuration the rMBP is going to be bonkers fast regardless.
I did 8 gig B&M
and 16 gig Apple.
Will sell the 16 gig when it arrives.