Do you wonder why the new MacBook Pro doesn’t come with 32GB RAM?
Recently, Apple announced the 2016 MacBook Pro. It has all the features and power to empower your creativity after all. However, it only comes with either 8 or 16GB of RAM. Exactly like the last generation. Even though those options will be enough for many people, it raised some eyebrows not to have a 32GB RAM option on Apple’s most expensive laptop that is designed for professionals who need as much horsepower as possible.
Few days after the introduction, A MacRumors reader actually asked this question to Apple by an email. Then, his question is answered by Phil Schiller, marketing chief at Apple.
Question from David: The lack of a 32GB BTO option for the new MBPs raised some eyebrows and caused some concerns (me included). Does ~3GBps bandwidth to the SSD make this a moot issue? I.e. memory paging on a 16GB system is so fast that 32GB is not a significant improvement?
Schiller’s answer: Thank you for the email. 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.
Phil Schiller said that in order to provide an all-day battery life on all models, they couldn’t put more than 16 GB of RAM.
Source | MacRumors