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View Poll Results: Which has better value? Both mid-2012
13" MBA base 4gb - $900 5 19.23%
13" MBA BTO 8gb - $1100 21 80.77%
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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BTO or Non-BTO

Asking sticky from price / value perspective. I can afford either but is additional 4gb (No, I am not quoting from Apple and price is after GCs) in this case worth $200? If and when I decide to sell I'd be lucky to get half the additional amount I spent on ram

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Not that I understand where you get your pricing from if not Apple or what a GC is but...

$200 for 4GB RAM is twice what Apple seems to be quoting on their build site.

I am fine with 4GB ram except if I'm running multiple Virtual (Windows) Machines. But for $100 I'd get the extra ram.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:50 AM   #3
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Get the extra RAM. It'll be worth it. I got 4 GB's because I purchased my MBA at a sale. I would have upgraded if I didn't.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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For what it's worth, I just ordered a 13" with 8GB, 2.0i7, 256GB. For the sole reason of longevity. I've been using a 2007 iMac for over 5 years and that was a base model(added ram). So this should keep me for a while.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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With how big of a hog ml is, it is definitely worth the upgrade.
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