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

xxcysxx

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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.
 

Interstella5555

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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.
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....
 
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MT0227

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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.

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

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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
 
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mgartner0622

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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.
 
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whiteonline

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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.
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.
 
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CausticPuppy

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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....
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.
 
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Elijen

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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.

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.
 
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Stetrain

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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.
 
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