MacBook Pro 15" Retina - 8GB enough?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Art Jacks Senior Member • Posts: 2,794
Re: MacBook Pro 15" Retina - 8GB enough?

I had a late 17" MBP to which I installed 16Gb Ram as I felt the nef files from my D800 were slowing up the machine particularly  when several files were open and half processed in CS6. I have since purchased the rMBP and because of the above I got the top spec'd version with 16Gb, my thinking being that any cameras launched in the future will not be making their files smaller. Your decision will depend on the size of the files generated by your camera, i.e are you shooting raw or jpeg etc ? my nef files when imported into CS6 become 75 Mb approx and when processed and saved as a TIFF become just over 200Mb ! Not sure if the above will be of any help but that is just my experience, you will enjoy the screen irrespective of which model you get

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