what if the 13" rMBP wouldn't have 16GB ram upgrade option

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxcysxx, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    i've been holding out on buying the 15" inch to wait for the 13 inch. but i'm spoiled by the 16GB ram on my MBP where i can do hd movies conversions and multiple virtual system at once, its so refreshing. but the absent of the discrete video chip has disappointed a few peoples, but if it will not offer 16GB ram up grade too then i guess i will have to start rolling dices with the 15" rMBP.

    if it doesn't offer a 16GB ram upgrade then its just going to be an "over weight" and over priced macbook air with a fancy screen. in my opinion.
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Considering the current (and past) 13" MBP line can support 16GB I'm not sure why they would strip the option out of a 13" rMBP....
  3. MT0227 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Honestly....I'm not sure what anyone would be doing on a 13" laptop that requires 16gb of ram. Not saying they shouldn't have it as an option, just not sure why.


    I think it will be a bit more than that and the "fancy screen" is quite impressive in comparison IMO.
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
  5. Jaykee macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
    It should do, I've no reason to see why they wouldn't give you the option, considering its not upgradable at a later date, but if it doesn't then.... well it doesn't! :c
  6. mgartner0622, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

    mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    There's absolutely no reason why they wouldn't, especially if it's soldered onto the logic board. There's no hardware limitations either, so that's not prohibiting it in any case.
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    the current can support but isnt offered via apple

    the retina you wont be able to change it yourself

  8. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    For me, virtual machines -- running Win7, visual studio and debugging programs. The more RAM, the better. No swapping in either OS.
    When at home, I'm plugged into a large display. I want the 13" for the portability when needing to work away from home. The high resolution will finally let a 13" screen be productive.
  9. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Plus, having the option for 16GB makes you a bit more future proof. In 6 years from now, 16GB might even be the low end.
  10. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    The current 13" MBP can support 16GB, but Apple's BTO options are limited to 8GB. So it's entirely possible that the max memory soldered into a 13" rMBP matches what can be configured by Apple in their online store.

    However, it's the same story with the 15"-- BTO is limited to 8GB for the classic MBP.

    So I have 16GB on the 13" rMBP a 50/50 probability.
  11. Elijen macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012

    Ehm, the answer is in the original post ... I will upgrade my 4Gb RAM in few weeks and I will buy 16Gb as I am sure the 8Gb will also not be enough soon.
  12. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois, Crooks County
    Why don't we just wait for the official Apple Media Event instead of starting all this "What if" Threads? It's just 4 days away...
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I find that extremely unlikely.

    The 13" Macbook Air has an 8GB option. Going to 16GB on the 13" RMBP would be a great way to differentiate.

    As others have said the current 13" MBP already supports 16GB (even though Apple doesn't sell it as an option), so only allowing 8GB maximum would be a step backwards.
  14. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates

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