Apple recently unveiled new MacBook Pro models, including a base 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip. This new MacBook Pro comes with 8GB of unified memory, which has been reprimanded by some users as inadequate for use in professional environments. (via MacRumors)
In response to this criticism, Apple’s VP of worldwide product marketing Bob Borchers has said that 8GB is “probably analogous to 16GB” on other systems, due to the efficient use of memory on the M3 chip.
Borchers also said that users should “try what they want to do on their systems” and that they will see “incredible performance.” He also encouraged users to look beyond the specifications on paper and understand how the technology is being used.
Apple introduced a new base 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip that replaces the now-discontinued M2 13-inch MacBook Pro. The entry-level 14-inch MacBook starts at $1,599 compared to the $1,299 price tag of the 13-inch model. To justify the higher price, Apple also includes many of the same specs offered on the higher-end M3 Pro and M3 Max versions like a bigger and brighter Liquid Retina XDR display with 120H ProMotion refresh rates, more ports, and longer battery life.