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Apple didn’t double MacBook Pro’s RAM for more battery life

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Apple this week released the new Macbook pro with the new touch bar and more upgrades but sadly they didn’t double the RAM. Thirteen-inch Pros include 8GB RAM while the faster and the most expensive fifteen-inch mac machines double that to 16 GB only. No 32 GB rams, Apple has its reasons for that.

Apple didn’t double the RAM in MacBook pro – here’s why

According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro cannot be configured with 32 gigabytes of RAM because doubling the memory would have a negative impact on battery life. MacRumors reader David emailed Apple’s marketing boss Phil Schiller asking about the RAM situation on the new MacBook Pro notebooks.

“The lack of a 32GB build-to-order option for the new MacBook Pros raised some eyebrows and caused some concerns (me included),” reads David’s email.
“Does ~3 GBps bandwidth to flash storage make this a moot issue? I.e. memory paging on a 16GB system is so fast that 32GB is not a significant improvement?”, he asked.Schiller responded that outfitting the new notebook with more than 16GB RAM would waste too much energy and have a negative impact on battery life. Here’s Schiller’s response in full:

It is a good question. To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn’t be efficient enough for a notebook. I hope you check out this new generation MacBook Pro, it really is an incredible system.

Source: IDB

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