4 or 8 GB of RAM in Air 2013?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    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

    Sep 16, 2008
    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. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    Thanks. I think I will just invest an extra $90 for that
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Issaquah, WA
    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

    Sep 16, 2008
    I sell them too and yes you are right. $499 is more correct for my example but the point still stands :)
  6. macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    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

    Apr 7, 2007
  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2013
    ar the moment on the Death Star
    8GB no doubts

    Just get 8, move forward

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