Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 30, 2016

New MacBook Pros Max Out At 16GB RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns

I know that the Apple apologists are going to come out in force on this one with all kinds of reasons why this is revolutionary, magical and forward thinking, but I really want to hear your opinion on this statement:

Q: The lack of a 32GB BTO option for the new MBPs raised some eyebrows and caused some concerns (me included). Does ~3GBps bandwidth to the SSD make this a moot issue? I.e. memory paging on a 16GB system is so fast that 32GB is not a significant improvement?

Schiller: Thank you for the email. It is a good question. To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn't be efficient enough for a notebook. I hope you check out this new generation MacBook Pro, it really is an incredible system.

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