rMBP Buyers: How Much RAM, and In-store or BTO?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fortimir, Jul 2, 2012.

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Where did you get your rMBP, and with how much RAM?

  1. Brick & Mortar Store - 8GB

    15 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. Brick & Mortar Store - 16GB

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. Online & BTO - 8GB

    11 vote(s)
    16.4%
  4. Online & BTO - 16GB

    40 vote(s)
    59.7%
  1. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

    Fortimir

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    Indianapolis, IN
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    Fort Worth, TX
    #2
    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.
     
  3. Fortimir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fortimir

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. Fortimir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fortimir

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    #5
    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.
     
  6. daleski75 macrumors 68000

    daleski75

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    Northampton, UK
    #6
    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.
     
  7. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    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 ;)
     
  8. daleski75 macrumors 68000

    daleski75

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    Location:
    Northampton, UK
    #8
    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.
     
  9. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Dec 14, 2007
    #9
    I did 8 gig B&M
    and 16 gig Apple.

    Will sell the 16 gig when it arrives.
     

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