View Full Version : Worth upgrading to 4GB RAM?

Feb 24, 2011, 07:53 PM
I am thinking of getting a MBA, I usually have 1 or 2 apps open...so is it worth it?

I plan to use it for about 3-4 years, how long will it last before it starts to get slow due to software updates etc?


Feb 24, 2011, 08:02 PM
Yea its like a $100

Feb 24, 2011, 08:05 PM
Definitely upgrade to 4 GB. If you don't upgrade anything else, make sure you do it, especially if you plan to use it for the next 3-4 years. 4 Gb is starting to be standard.

Feb 24, 2011, 08:45 PM
I highly recommend the 4 GB of RAM because it makes the MBA 11" perform so much better. Sometimes I perform some virtualization with VMWare Fusion and it works much better with 4 GB of RAM. I think since you are going to keep the machine for sometime I would recommend you select the 4 GB option.

Feb 24, 2011, 09:05 PM
you may average 1-2 apps at a time but there may be times when you have 5-6 open. Also safari with flash install will at times gobble up more than 500k. $100 ... get the 4gb, you wont be able to upgrade in the future.

Feb 24, 2011, 10:00 PM
4 GB is a must and totally worth the money.

Feb 24, 2011, 10:31 PM
do it

Feb 24, 2011, 10:40 PM
yes 4gb is a MUST if you plan on keeping your computer for that long.