Joel Hruska for ExtremeTech:
Are there people who need more than the 8GB of RAM that the lower-tier MacBook Pro w/RD offers? Yes. But if you’re one of those people, chances are you know it already. There’s no operating system or general software suite coming down the pipe that’s going to push the 8GB limit, nothing in the works that will unexpectedly turn your hard drive (assuming you still own a hard drive) into a chittering swarm of crickets.
This is something I’ve been saying for ages, at least since the last time a friend asked what laptop they should buy. I answered that it pretty much doesn’t matter any more for the average consumer, because everything out there is ridiculously powerful today, and will continue to be for several years.