Spec. Advice - regarding new 16inch macbook

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Mr Keys Regular Member • Posts: 146
Spec. Advice - regarding new 16inch macbook

I'm actually thinking of getting this one. Haven't bought a new computer since 2013, and it's really struggling.

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1: How much ram?

I have 16gb ram today, and it's fram from enough for photoshop. But, is 32gb going to be enough? is it going to be enough in 2-3 years too? or should a go for 64gb. Raw-files from NIkon D850, and lots of layers etc. etc.

I run lightroom, photoshop and maybe Skylum Luminar at the same time, and maybe a web browser. But no more than that.

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2: will I benefit from 8gb graphics ram? Or will 4gb be enough? I usually dont use external monitor, and when I do, I definitely only use one.

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3: I'm thinking of moving my lightroom library to an external drive, it would make it more flexible, but will i suffer when it comes to performance?

Would I notice a difference between an external 2tb ssd like Sandisk Extreme(USB-c 3.1 gen2) and an internal 2tb drive? When it comes to the lightroom-library only.

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Having a hard time figuring out what spec I should go for.

And off course, price is always an issue, but I'd rather pay more for the right specs today, than having to compromise in a year or two....

All help I can get is greatly appreciated!

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Nikon D750 Nikon D850 Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR +2 more
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