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.
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.
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.
Gigabytes is a unit of computational speed... That's new.
Ok let me rephrase more ram/better CPU's/better GPU's faster renders
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!
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.
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. :(
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.
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.