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  • Apple limits 2016 MacBook Pro models to 16GB of RAM to maximize battery life

    jkichline said:

    The other thing to consider is it's possible the SSD which is three times faster than before, will offset any limitation in physical RAM. Keep in mind also that macOS has the ability to compress RAM contents and dynamically expand it to make more efficient use of RAM. Having "only" 16 GB of RAM is either a very small segment of the market or not an actual issue.
    Well, OS X/Mac OS continues to be bad at paging/swapping, and it comes to a complete screeching halt if you try and run two 6GB VMs in 16GB. (Sometimes just one and Safari is enough to bring about zero response from the trackpad for many minutes, until I give up and power it off.)

    I'll be surprised if 3x faster SSD helps, and I'll wait for others to try and see how they get on.
    ewtheckman