Is 8 GB of RAM enough for a person like me? Also, flash storage or no?
Now, before I continue, let me say one thing. I am PERFECTLY intent on getting the new Retina Display MacBook Pro. I've always loved Apple for their style and the care put into their products. I just feel like mine is getting a little out of date for my demands. I just like the Windows 7 operating system and its openness and the fact that it has DOS, and I'd like to be able to dual boot the two operating systems.
I've been more focused on the ability to program and create modifications to computer games such as Skyrim. Considering programming is kind of my dream job for when I grow older. I do have some experience, and I am a fast learner, but my current Mac just isn't good enough for the job. So I'm looking into getting the new one. When I'm going through the selection process, there are two choices for RAM. I can either get the 8 or the 16. (I know how RAM works, allows me to keep more windows open and have applications run more efficiently.) I know that the 8 is certainly enough for a regular person, but it may not for me. I tend to have many applications open, like Spotify, Skype, Firefox, and Minecraft, not to mention many other miscellaneous windows. My current Mac also stutters when typing or using YouTube. However, the 16 allows me for maximum usage and will prove itself a great boast to my abilities. The only problem is the price. It's quite a bit more, so I'd like to know if 16 is really worth it.
Also, there are two versions of the Retina Display Mac. One with more processor power, as well as storage, but also much more costly. However, one huge difference between the two is that the higher-end option has flash storage, which is much more quiet and trustworthy than the traditional hard drive. It also increases response to actions. It's costly, but it feels worth it. Is it really worth it?
Sorry for the wall of text, and thanks for reading :)