What's a better investment: SSD size or RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by spellflower, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. spellflower macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    I'm shopping for a new MacBook, and I want it to remain functional as long as possible.

    Given that RAM is no longer upgradable, I'm inclined to go with 16GB or RAM and 128GB SSD capacity. I figure I can always use an external drive for storage.

    Or am I better off spending my money on a quad core MBP?

    Are there other factors that I should consider?
  2. DaKKs macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    There are no more MacBooks, mate. I think you're in the wrong forum. I assume you mean macbook air, correct?

    Those can only go up to 8GB ram anyway.
  3. spellflower thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Semantics. To my mind, both the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are subcategories of the larger category "MacBooks," which also includes the retired suffixless MacBook model.

    But I see that the forum taxonomy works differently, so DaKKS, thanks for the catch!

    Mods, please delete this thread.
  4. charles6980 macrumors newbie


    Dec 27, 2014
    Another reply, anyway :)

    Seeing that one is stuck with the RAM choice for the rest of the laptop's life time, it would seem wise to me to take as much as one can get. Apple's internal SSD drives can be replaced (though not entirely hassle-free if you do mind disassembling your laptop), and at a much friendlier price than Apple's.

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