Originally Posted by AtlApple
For anyone to make the statement the 4GB of RAM is enough is a foolish assertion. We all understand that Mavericks is using compression but that only goes so far. If someone is using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom the recommended amount of RAM for that software alone is 4GB.
The fact that the GPU uses system RAM is also a consideration. RAM is like gas in a car, your car doesn't go faster with a full tank of gas but it certainly goes slower if you run out of gas. If you make the comment that 4GB of RAM is enough you better be able to back that up with technical data. The needs of the user and the programs they are going to run dictates the system requirements.
The other joke is using the term "Pro" for a system that has 1280x800 resolution, 4GB of RAM and 5400rpm HDD. That was a pro system in the 1990's.
The bolded part is hilarious. And it was Apple's best seller until a few months ago. It just goes to show how ignorant most PC buyers are.
But with profits of 8 billion per quarter, there was no excuse for Apple. Instead of doing stupid stuff like dividends, why not use the money in excess for better products?
I want each computer to last at least 5 years. That's what's happening worldwide in the industry. 16gb ram should be the minimum right now, especially with integrated graphics, even if the majority won't use it until this year. The same can be said about storage. 128gb is pathetic.
Apple could easily put 256gb ssd and 16gb ram minimum an maintain more than 25% profit margin on their macs. Everyone would win in the long term.
Besides, what bothers me about this forum is the posters that fiercely defend every action Apple takes. "do you know more than Steve Jobs?" "do you know more than Tim Cook?"? Of course we do, sometimes. Steve was the guy that screamed about iTunes on Windows, after all. He was also the jerk that couldn't work with anybody and had to be fired.
Everyone make mistakes. Ask Microsoft, Nokia, Rim, Apple itself.
Seriously, 4gb ram and 128 gb on a 1200€ machine? No one is forced to buy, but at least I hope that Apple and the usual retards stop the "they try to make the best product possible for as cheap as they can" crap.
Basically, the base rMBP is better than every Windows machine available, but Apple could make much better.