Just about to press 'Purchase'....

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by custardcream, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2013
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2013
    Toledo, Ohio
    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.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2012
    :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
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2013
    Sorry I should have read but I was a little excited about my new toy.

    8GB it is then!

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