BTO or Non-BTO

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hellomms, Nov 3, 2012.


Which has better value? Both mid-2012

  1. 13" MBA base 4gb - $900

    5 vote(s)
  2. 13" MBA BTO 8gb - $1100

    21 vote(s)
  1. hellomms, Nov 3, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2011
    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
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    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.
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2012
    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    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.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    With how big of a hog ml is, it is definitely worth the upgrade.

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