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Szymon Chaber

05/16/2022, 4:09 PM
I'll be first to admin that it's 😶 I'm faced with a choice between MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro with 16 GB RAM now & 32GB in 1-2 months. In the meantime I would have only my 2016 Dell laptop. Do you think that IntelliJ / Android Studio, Gradle builds & Android emulators will run that much faster on 32GB version? Is it worth the wait?
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tseisel

05/16/2022, 4:19 PM
Depends on how long you plan on using that computer. I personally had the same decision to make and decided to wait for the 32GB RAM M1 Pro Macbook. When it comes to RAM, IMHO higher is always better. I don't know about the 16GB version, but it definitely worth it. Using Android Studio is a breeze. Emulated arm64 images run as if they were a real phone. Gradle builds run in seconds.
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Robert Williams

05/16/2022, 4:24 PM
I went through this exact upgrade earlier this year (2015 Dell -> 32GB M1 Pro) and I regularly use around 20GB for AS + gradle
Don't really use emulators because of the app we're working on
My Dell was 16 GB and it would regularly hang on intensive build steps (take with as much salt as you like because it was a much less powerful CPU and Mac memory model isn't quite the same as Linux)
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Paul Woitaschek

05/16/2022, 5:35 PM
Same here only that I waited for 64 gigs. Was also worth it, now I can run intellij for MPP, as for Android, xcode, figma at the same time. 16gb isn't future proof, not even really present proof
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ephemient

05/16/2022, 5:39 PM
unused RAM doesn't make anything faster. but between AS, Gradle, and emulators, you'll probably find use for it
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therealbluepandabear

05/17/2022, 2:38 AM
@Szymon Chaber undo that 'Not Kotlin' reaction, this channel states: 'A channel to discuss random topics, Kotlin related or not'.
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