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Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro: Is 8GB of RAM Enough for a “Pro” Laptop?

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Apple's Efficient Use of Memory

Apple's VP of worldwide product marketing, Bob Borchers, defends the decision to offer the M3 MacBook Pro with only 8GB of RAM. He explains that Apple's efficient use of memory, including memory compression and a unified memory architecture, allows them to make the most out of the limited RAM. According to Borchers, 8GB on an M3 MacBook Pro is equivalent to 16GB on other systems. He challenges users to test the machine's performance before judging it solely based on specifications.

But Is 8GB of RAM Enough for a "Pro" Laptop?

While Apple's efficient use of memory may enhance performance, it is still questionable to market a "pro" laptop with such limited memory. Regular users may find the M3 MacBook Pro satisfactory, but for those planning to do intensive work, it may fall short. Although there's more to a computer than specs, Apple selectively uses benchmarks in its favor and dismisses criticism of its memory capacity as "toxic."

Expert Review: BGR's Thoughts on the M3 MacBook Pro

BGR has reviewed the M3 MacBook Pro and shares their insights on the device. Read their thoughts below to get a comprehensive understanding of its capabilities.

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