Do most of you have 16GB of RAM or do you get along just fine with 8GB?

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Do most of you have 16GB of RAM or do you get along just fine with 8GB?
Jun 16, 2013

I thought I had finally found the Macbook Pro for my needs:

  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core with Retina Display
  • 8GB of DDR3 Onboard RAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics (1GB)
  • 15.4" Widescreen LED-Backlit IPS Display

then realized that it can't be upgraded from the stock 8GB. I have a D800 which has hugh files and I may want to do some video work in the future (will be using an external HD) and just wonder if that 16GB is something that will eventually be needed?

Since the Macbook would never leave the house I'm also torn between the 27" iMac and the Macbook Pro, but space is a bit of an issue with the 27" iMac since my son and wife, through eminent domain, have taken all the available office space and desktop space in the house.

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