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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?
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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?
    I've been planning to upgrade my 4gb Macbook Pro (early 2011 15" i7) for awhile. Prices on memory upgrades are $45 for 8gb and $240 for 16gb. Is it worth it to spring the extra $200 at this point? (Or perhaps I should save towards an SSD instead). My machine is primarily used for heavy duty photoprocessing in Photoshop and some light video editing in Premiere.

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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?
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    Well, to put this in perspective.. last year when I first saw the 16GB ram upgrade, it was about $1500. When it dropped to it's current price I jumped on it. Nothing like having 40 DNG's open in Ps (from Lr) without bogging the system down to a crawl.

    So, my opinion, to paraphrase Ferris Bueller is this... It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking it up.
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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?

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    8Gb is plenty of RAM and 16 will just get cheaper. But if you can afford it, then go for it!

    I can run PS just fine, no lag with 8 and my SSD

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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by microsnook View Post
    8Gb is plenty of RAM and 16 will just get cheaper. But if you can afford it, then go for it!

    I can run PS just fine, no lag with 8 and my SSD
    Yep, I could run Ps just fine with 8. There's no question about that, at all.

    SSD... that's next up for the mbp I think

    also probably the iMac...

    btw: The reason I did this, for Ps, was large stitched files.. While you can do the whole thing in multiple steps, it's a pain. So... It'll be interesting to see how well this works, I just haven't had a chance to try it out in the last week.
    mike
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    8gb or 16gb upgrade?

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    Definitely.

    The SSD will be a huge performance gain. Boot times are awesome!

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