Latest generation MacBook Pro laptops are a piece of art, but like with every new device, there are some drawbacks. One of them is the limited amount of RAM option, as new Apple MacBook Pro is limited to 16 GB of RAM, but the company had a reason to do that.

According to marketing chief Phil Schiller, any more RAM in the notebook would have a detrimental effect on battery life. Regardless of effect on battery life, Apple could at least offer the option.

Schiller: Thank you for the email. It is a good question. To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn’t be efficient enough for a notebook. I hope you check out this new generation MacBook Pro, it really is an incredible system.