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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

Hello guys,

i want to buy a new macbook pro 13" 2019 with 8/16gb ram and 128/256gb ssd. i only would use it for office programms, surfing, videos, light video editing with imovie/resolve, coding with eclipse. (for school) i also want to use windows on the macbook via bootcamp.

would you buy the 8gb or 16gb version or 128/256gb.(only one of both(8gb+256gb or 16gb+128gb) i also have an external ssd at home (240gb ssd).

 

i also have a really good pc (r5 2600 rtx2060 16gb ram) for heavier tasks like gaming and vm's.

thanks for your help.

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I guess chrome being the RAM Munch that it is, 16GB?


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9 minutes ago, fao said:

sorry what do you mean?

He probably means that you should get the 16GB of RAM version, because chrome uses quite a lot of RAM

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I didn't see where the OP mentioned using Chrome, however in general more RAM isn't a bad idea. Especially if you have an external SSD for storage if you get tight on your build-in SSD. With the tasks you described I couldn't see more RAM being too beneficial aside from the video editing/rendering so it's up to you.

 

On average Windows uses about 40 gigs of storage, this includes initial install, updates, office, etc. It looks like Mac OS uses about 20 gigs of space. There goes 60ish gigs of your 128GB SSD. If you're installing 2 operating systems I'd go with more storage. I'm not familiar with Bootcamp so I'm not sure if that would have an effect on the size of the OS'.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Watcher said:

He probably means that you should get the 16GB of RAM version, because chrome uses quite a lot of RAM

yes but chrome doesn t take more than 3gb

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Durake said:

I didn't see where the OP mentioned using Chrome, however in general more RAM isn't a bad idea. Especially if you have an external SSD for storage if you get tight on your build-in SSD. With the tasks you described I couldn't see more RAM being too beneficial aside from the video editing/rendering so it's up to you.

so what would you buy?

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Just now, fao said:

so what would you buy?

I just edited it, refresh. 

 

I would go with storage, reason why explained in original post :P


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3 minutes ago, fao said:

yes but chrome doesn t take more than 3gb

It depends. If you have more than 10 tabs open at once, you might see that change.


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