- May 8, 2011
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I am placing the order for mine today , I have 0 computer knowledge but some of the reviews were indicating that if all I am doing is photo processing the 8GB is more than enough.I did go with 512 memory but should I kerplunk on the 16GB?
The old axiom of the 90's really still applies: "Buy as much memory and speed as you can afford." If you can swing 16gb of RAM, then do it - at least if you plan on keeping the computer more than a couple of years.
8gb may be enough right now - and it probably is - but software, the internet and leaps in technology tend to use up whatever capabilities computers offer over time. You want to "futureproof" your purchase if you can. The same with drive capacity - especially now that all Macs are coming with SSD's.
I'm looking at either a MacBook Air or a 13-inch MacBook Pro. I'll be going with 16gb of RAM and a 1tb SSD. But that's me. Good luck with your choice.