MBA Configuration on a budget for a student

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Olympia, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013
    Hi I am looking to buy a Macbook Air for school (2nd year of my undergrad). The main purpose would be to study and internet browsing. I have a desktop at home and an external harddrive. I'm wondering if I should upgrade the 13 inch MBA or just get the basic?

    thank you :)
  2. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Just basic. The ram upgrade is worth the $90, but not needed for your described use. get the 128 GB model. The "11 may have eye strain issues for textbook texts.
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Base model 13" (or 11" if you really want) should be plenty. Upgrading the RAM depends on what you are doing. For internet browsing and other low memory consumption applications, 4 GB is more than enough.
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2013
    What they said, but you will want to invest in an external hard drive of some sort if this will be your main computer. 128 GB really isn't very much space.

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