10 comments

  • John PJohn P, almost 5 years ago

    Getting reeeeeeal fucking tired of bloggers telling me what a Pro needs.

    If these specs were fine for them why didn't they just buy a MacBook.

    4 points
  • mieses A, almost 5 years ago

    It's work mode, not "spec mode," when you have a few programs open at the same time. Some of those programs may require a large quantity of RAM. Maybe you haven't used those programs.

    1 point
  • G BowdenG Bowden, almost 5 years ago

    For motion graphics and 3d work it matters a lot.

    Faster specs equals faster renders. Simple.

    Sadly it's looking like the time to move from Apple is nearing.

    1 point
  • Gabriel StefanescuGabriel Stefanescu, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    That's cool and all, but I run 2 tabs in chrome a sketch file and principle on 8gb of ram and leaves me with 200mb free... 13" Pro with 8gb should not be a thing!

    1 point
  • Nicolas Prieto, almost 5 years ago

    As a designer myself, I've never had to worry about a 16gb RAM limit. I would like to know, however, how it feels for people who work on video and audio production, and why so many designers seems to be pissed off by the lack of more memory upgrade options on the new Macbook pros.

    1 point
  • alexey pushkarev, almost 5 years ago

    Photoshop... okay. If you're doing some serious stuff like skin retouching with frequency decomposition you get dozen of full-size layers and PS would eat all this 16 gigs hands-down and ask for more. Maybe fast ssd will help with the caching but 16 gigs is not enough for 4 years perspective. :(

    0 points
  • Jonathan EngstromJonathan Engstrom, almost 5 years ago

    Completely agree. It's not about spec anymore at least not for design/dev. There's one reason that mac are (and will be for a good while) leaders in the creative industry, and thats the connectivity - switch all your tech on and it just works. In truth professionals care only about uptime.

    0 points
  • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 5 years ago

    The reason people are still hung up on these numbers is because they're still stuck in "spec mode". Ten years ago, specs were important. Today, not so much. The difference between a 2.9GHz processor and a 3.1GHz processor is not noticeable today in any normal real life scenario.

    Perceived performance is the only thing that matters, not the numbers on the spec list.

    0 points