New 16" Macbook Pro goes up to 64GB RAM!

sherief83

Active Member
Really nice, super close and almost there for me... I'm feeling the sweet or comfortable spot for us large template users is 128gb of Ram but, at the same time 8TB of SSD goodness, if we over do ram usage and overflows to page filing, plenty of space for that (provided you do separate partitions)...i'm thinking one more year or so and it'll be the perfect old generation Mac Pro replacement (even to replace the 2013 one)
 

NoamL

Winter <3
It's +$800 for an additional 48GB RAM to upgrade the specs from 16 to 64. Isn't that about 4 times the market price?

The way Apple is going - and with the rock solid reliability of VE Pro - I'd rather have a sturdy but affordable front end Mac and then a cheap but specs-loaded PC running VEP. Kind of dreading replacing my MBP when it comes to that because all of the options are so upscale. With no added bells or whistles this 16-incher prices at $2.8k. The model with 64gb RAM and 2TB SSD comes to $4.0k!

It is nice to have a LogicX composing solution all in one computer though. Especially for those who travel a lot this might be a very nice option.
 
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sherief83

Active Member
It's +$800 for an additional 48GB RAM to upgrade the specs from 16 to 64. Isn't that about 4 times the market price?
I don't think they're just charging you because of more Ram, it's just the fact that it's soldiered in and they're thinking its a different logic board with each upgrade.

But also with every $800, $650 of it pays for Tim Cook's wine collection. things are expensive i'm sure you know.
 

Phil81

Active Member
My biggest concern is: how hot will it run when browsing with Safari? :2thumbs:

But seriously...I'll wait till I learn the cooling system is great, and I can use it as a main machine under heavy load without worrying that it will die on me within a year or two.
 

gsilbers

Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com
nice. with i9 , 8 core and 64gb of ram im sure it will blow most benchmarks out the wazooo.

price is obviusuly an issue but there i has a bulky mac pro 5,1 not even close to this new macbook and it cost me about the same when i got it new. its been more than 10 years. if you pay this new macbook monthly in 4 years its about $122 per month. which is not that bad if you are making money with it, cuz im sure its not to only surf the web. the form factor also affects price.
i might pull the trigger on this one. although the cooling might be an issue as well as fan noise.
 

Phil81

Active Member
nice. with i9 , 8 core and 64gb of ram im sure it will blow most benchmarks out the wazooo.

price is obviusuly an issue but there i has a bulky mac pro 5,1 not even close to this new macbook and it cost me about the same when i got it new. its been more than 10 years. if you pay this new macbook monthly in 4 years its about $122 per month. which is not that bad if you are making money with it, cuz im sure its not to only surf the web. the form factor also affects price.
i might pull the trigger on this one. although the cooling might be an issue as well as fan noise.
why pay for high specs if can’t handle the pressure? False advert. That’s why I’ll wait.
 

gsilbers

Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com
Fan noise is a bother, but worse is the CPU throttling issue. Why pay for something we can't take advantage of?
i guess we'll have to see. some of the reviewers who got a hold of it didntmention amuch about that... or anything really.
 

Phil81

Active Member
i guess we'll have to see. some of the reviewers who got a hold of it didntmention amuch about that... or anything really.
Yes. I bought (What could potentially be my last mac laptop) in 2018. I didn't see any amazing performance improvement over my 2015 one. The only thing I saw was my SSD replacement privileges taken away at a higher "inflationary" price.
 

Wunderhorn

Senior Member
"New 16" Macbook Pro goes up to 64GB RAM!"

Only! - I think for a professional tool this is a bit on the short side...
 

Pier Bover

Active Member
It's certainly a step in the right direction but I'd be very cautious about buying one right now. Specially the 8 core model. Better wait a couple of months and see if Apple fucked up again or not.

The port situation is still unfortunate. The PC world is slowly moving to USB-C but even Apple still sells keyboards and mice with an USB-A cable for charging. It will take a couple more years for it to be popular enough to justify an USB-C only computer.

Also the touchbar has to go away or be optional. I think most people would rather invest the cost of this gimmick in more RAM/storage/CPU or simply save a couple hundred. It's also completely unusable when using the MBP on a desktop setup with a external display and keyboard which I think is the most common scenario for a 15'' pro laptop.
 

redlester

Senior Member
Hmmm, it should be possible to restore a High Sierra image no ?
Using Time Machine.
Maybe, am not sure. I should have said at the end of that “.. if you want to use it without a load of faffing”. Also applies to any new Mac at present, of course.
 

unclecheeks

Active Member
Hmmm, it should be possible to restore a High Sierra image no ?
Using Time Machine.
From what I understand the answer is "no". Macs are only able to support the operating system at time of release and onwards. So in the case of these new 16", that'd be Catalina and onwards. Really stupid tbh...

For the mid-2019s, you could go down to Mojave, since that was the current release. I just picked up a refurb last week. Will probably return it as a) I'm not seeing THAT much of a massive performance leap from my well-speced 2014 to be worth the hassle of all the additional dongles I have to purchase (at least not for the way I work), b) I just don't know if I can live with potential butterfly keyboard failures, c) the touchpad is RIDICULOUSLY huge and obstructive, and d) well, the 16" is out at pretty much same price for top line machine, with better keyboard, larger display, etc.

ps. and why oh why, won't they bring back the magsafe adapter! It may sound trivial, but that's seriously one of the contributing factors for why I'm leaning towards returning the 2019 - clothesline that cable, and there goes your $5000 investment.
 
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