(!) While the 8 GB version will do just fine, the 16 GB is highly preferred as RAM is one of the most important resources doing video work that quickly runs out.
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Pro PCI-E flash storage makes loading/saving quicker
MBP comes with 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage. SSD storage is faster than HDD storage. Additionally, PCI-E SSD storage is faster than typical SATA SSD storage.
Pro 4K output
It's possible to stream 4K via HDMI.
Pro Accurate HiDPI screen
MBP has a high quality 15.4" IPS 2880x1800 display.
Pro Great battery life
Battery lasts up to 9 hours.
Pro Thunderbolt 2 is faster than USB 3.1
Thunderbolt 2 has a bandwidth capacity of up to 2500 MB/s, while USB 3.1 can reach 1250 MB/s.
Pro Power connector is hard to accidentally damage
All Macbooks use a MagSafe power connector that is held in place via a magnet. It means that if the power cord is accidentally pulled, it doesn't damage the laptop or the power connector, but instead simply disconnects.
Pro Very light and thin
It's 0.71" thin and weighs just 4.46 pounds.
Pro Can run up to 2 external monitors
With 2 Thunderbolt (DisplayPort) plugs and 1 HDMI, it can feed up to 2 external monitors.
Con Glossy screen
Con No Ethernet port
Ethernet requires an adapter.