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4 or 8 GB of RAM in Air 2013?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Vopemz, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I am getting a MacBook Air 2013 11" for School. I plan to use Microsoft office and play a few games like Minecraft and GMOD. I plan to keep this computer for 4-60 years. I am using the school discount so the ram is $90. Which amount of ram would be better for me? Thanks :)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Especially if you plan to keep it for 4 years, 8GB is a no brainer

    Don't try and rationalize and justify 4GB by saying "Mac uses less memory, especially with mavericks".
    4GB in 2013 is ridiculous. Most $399 PCs have 6GB
  3. macrumors newbie

    Thanks. I think I will just invest an extra $90 for that
  4. macrumors 6502

    While I agree he should get 8GB of RAM, I sell PC's and can assure you that most $399 PC's have 4GB, and probably not a single one has 6GB; The price wall where 6GB becomes standard is about 549-599. Of course, this is US dollars.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    I sell them too and yes you are right. $499 is more correct for my example but the point still stands :)
  6. macrumors 68030

    About $20 a year is a very small price to pay for not having to worry about making a mistake or being caught unprepared if your needs change.

    There are no circumstances under which having 8 GB is ever worse than having 4.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Buy 8GB. You'll be happy you did.
  8. macrumors regular

    8GB no doubts

    Just get 8, move forward

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