New MacBook Pro - is the spec of the 13" enough?

Fma7 4 1.0k United Kingdom
30 Aug 2019 8:05PM

Quote:Guess 16gb is the way to go

Don't tell her you paid £180 for 8GB of RAM Tongue

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saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 40 Norway
30 Aug 2019 10:00PM
OK then...just to put this to bed, I am going for a new 15" with 16gb RAM, 256gb SSD storage and 2,4 GHz 8‑kjerners Intel Core i9-prosessor (9.gen).
Feel that the extra cost is worth it to get the capacity and robustness the 13" doesn't have.
Carabosse 16 41.4k 270 England
31 Aug 2019 12:32PM
For editing of stills almost anything will do. Editing of video is another matter. You need both RAM and speed, especially for 4K.
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2019 5:18PM
Hi the 13" can be had with 16G of RAM so just go for that, I am not convinced that for lap tops and photo editing (where the clock speed gets turned down rapidly for thermal reasons) the i9 deliver much more real world performance.
Chris_L 6 5.4k United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 9:52PM
It's the file sizes that matter with stills. Obviously 42 megapixel stills take up more RAM than 12 megapixel stills. Editing in 16 bpc uses more memory than editing in 8 bpc. HDR blending and Panorama increase memory usage too. You can get by fine with 8gb if you have modestly sized files and don't have loads of undo levels and you don't try to run too much stuff in the background while you are editing. At a pinch you can get away with 6gb. 4gb these days isn't enough though IMO
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 40 Norway
2 Sep 2019 10:02PM
Thanks, Chris. Iíve decided to play safe and go for 16gb...better to have more than you need than not enough.

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