Macbook Pro 4GB vs 8GB

Looking at a Macbok Pro for personal use – on the couch. No gaming, mostly word processing, drawing, spreadsheets and photo editing (maybe photoshop but most likely iphoto/picasa). I have TONS of pictures that I do not want to have to drag around an external drive or DVD burner as I make disks to give to family.

I was thinking 13” Macbook Pro with 8GB RAM and 1 TB drive. Is the 8GB RAM overkill or a good idea?

Not considering 13” Retina because I would have to lug around an external drive to support my close-to-1TB volume of pics and an external drive to burn disks…too many peripherals to have while is sit on the couch.
Any other suggestions?


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