MacBook Pros Apple unveiled last week are quite impressive, barring any concerns about the loss of USB ports and a future filled with dongles. However, some eagle-eyed users have noticed that the new laptops feature a maximum of 16GB of RAM, a surprise considering the price of the high-end 15-inch model, and concerning for professionals who need the all the power they can get.
16GB of RAM would have a severe negative impact on the MacBook Pro’s battery life.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with 16GB of RAM standard, while the 13-inch model comes with 8GB, but can be upgraded to 16GB. Both tout a battery life of roughly 10 hours, a feature that Apple prioritizes on its notebooks. Any decline in that battery life, even by a moderate amount, would be a big hit to the laptop’s overall specs lineup and mass appeal.
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar offer full-speed data transfers.The two ports on the left side, on the other hand, offer full PCI Express bandwidth. Because of this, it’s suggested that Thunderbolt 3 RAID arrays or other high performance peripherals be connected to the set of ports on the left.