What kind of usage warrants upgrading a from 8gb or RAM to 16 on a new MBP?
So this year I asked for money to help me get a new computer. My current one is an early ’11 MBP. I went to the apple store recently, and the salesman said I could probably get by on a Macbook Air, but that a Pro would have the longevity I’m looking for, which is to at least match if not exceed my current computer, which has survived 8.5 years.
So for the most part, my current usage is not terribly taxing on a computer. I don’t do any video editing, though I may take on some very VERY light editing in the future. I do a bit of audio editing for a podcast whose eps run about 4 hours. I do a lot of web browsing, and I play rpgs so I view some pretty huge PDFs occasionally. Sidecar also has me debating using my recent-ish iPad to do some illustrating.
The major factor that has me unsure on what I need is the move from HDD to SSD, because I know that has huge effects on speed.
Currently, I am between a MBP with 512GB storage, and the same model with 16g of RAM as well. Any help is appreciated.