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    For users w/ 8GB memory; Why do you need your RAM?
    Topic. I use my 13" MBP for personal use and some schoolwork, and 4GB of RAM is more than enough memory to run plenty of programs and operations. I'm just curious what you guys do that requires so much RAM.

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    For some people it's not.

    It's kind of like asking why people need 64GB of RAM on a Mac Pro to render. >_>"
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Another benifit would be able to assign more memory to a virtual OS without slowing the
    host down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    For some people it's not.

    It's kind of like asking why people need 64GB of RAM on a Mac Pro to render. >_>"
    Haha, that is really funny. My dad has a Mac Pro. I want it

    - Kyle

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    Graphic designing, heavy Photoshop, commercial printing design etc etc etc.

    Topic. Why would anyone buy a laptop and not a Mac Pro? Simply horses for courses.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    For When I am using a lot of Sampler instruments in Logic/Pro Tools, or Photoshop. i also do a lot of multitasking.

    I wish I had a Mac Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Graphic designing, heavy Photoshop, commercial printing design etc etc etc.

    Topic. Why would anyone buy a laptop and not a Mac Pro? Simply horses for courses.
    Could not agree more. As you get more layer intensive, CS5 desires more.

    I have 4GB right now, but Ill be upgrading to 8GB soon.
    MBP-13in-i5
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    roflitskyle's Avatar
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    I just bought 2 sticks of 2 GB of RAM for my Mac Book. It maxes out at 4, so I can't do anything crazy like 8

    - Kyle

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    15" Macbook Pro i7, 500Gb / 32Gb iPhone 4 / 16Gb Ipod Touch, 4th Gen / 30Gb Ipod Video
    I do a lot of video editing, and often need to run final cut pro, apple color, compressor and sometimes even dvd studio pro all at the same time and its nice to be able to render a thing or two simultaneously. The extra ram is definitely required.
    could use more but my mbp maxes out at 8

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