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Apple Goes with 16GB of RAM for Macbook Pro to Save Battery Life

Apple is always known for designing quality products and this is what the company has tried to incorporate on its new laptop edition, Macbook pro. However, despite of attributing super power Skylake processors, incredible GPUs, efficient SSDs and new thermal architecture, Apple limited its RAM capacity to 16GB.

On the other hand, a huge number of Mac users were expecting the company to bump up the maximum RAM to 32GB, but all their wishes were spoiled and left them with so many questions.

Such a chaos couldn’t stop one user who¬†dropped an email to a general apple line about a 32GB RAM option and got surprised after hearing an instant response from marketing chief Phil Schiller himself.

Below mentioned are the details of an exchange between both of them;

Q: 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: 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.

Although the response from Phil Schiller was immediate, but will it be enough to satisfy the needs of tech savvies, especially those who prefer Macbook over other laptops?