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custardcream
Jul 29, 2013, 10:50 AM
A quick question before I purchase the standard 13" MBA - Is it worth upgrading to the 8GB from 4GB? Will I notice that much of a difference in speed?



m98custom1212
Jul 29, 2013, 10:55 AM
Do a little research.. This topic is posted like 10 times a day.

Anyways in a nutshell..IMO it is worth because you can't upgrade it later.

Now, it is worth depends on your usage to notice any difference. Mainly is worth the extra cash to you.. so you really need to a reading around.

Stetrain
Jul 29, 2013, 11:03 AM
More RAM does not really affect the "speed" of your computer until the point where you have used it all up and the computer has to start moving things from RAM back to permanent storage.

If your normal usage uses 3GB of RAM, then upgrading to 8GB will have no effect.

The main reason to go ahead and get it is because it can be hard to predict what your needs will be in 2-3 years especially as new OS updates and other apps come out that may or may not use more RAM.

RightMACatU
Jul 29, 2013, 11:05 AM
:D... not at you custardcream but at this topic that is probably getting more hits (comments) than Justin Bieber's latest blunder.

We should have a Sticky called: "Just go with 8GB already, and yes 128GB SSD can be a bit tight" :D

custardcream
Jul 29, 2013, 11:07 AM
Sorry I should have read but I was a little excited about my new toy.

8GB it is then!