I'm buying a Macbook. Is 16GB RAM needed?

Started Jun 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Wojtek Bialy Junior Member • Posts: 45
I'm buying a Macbook. Is 16GB RAM needed?


Please help me I'm buying a macbook pro (probably retina), but I'm thinking about 8GB RAM vs 16. Here are my needs, uses and wishes:

  • I want this macbook to stay with me for 5 years!

  • I currently have 12MP camera and in the future I won't go higher than D800 (probably not higher than D3200 or something like D5200)

  • Lightroom 4 with NO MORE than 10 000 photos

  • Photoshop CS-what's-new-at-the-moment

  • Diablo III (I'm serious, I want to run it smooth as hell)

  • No need to run more than 3 applications anytime. And surely won't run PS, LR and Diablo at the same time

Do you think 8GB will do? Or it's safer to go with 16GB?
Huge thanks in advance!

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