Why spend $200 on something you don't know you need or not? Just in case is a silly reason and not worth your $200. Now more than ever there is every reason 'not' to upgrade the ram with Mavericks. Read this and then tell me everyone should get upgraded ram 'just because they might need it'. http://appleinsider.com/articles/13...avericks-aims-to-free-ram-extend-battery-life Buy apple care with your $200. Or a better processor. Both of which will benefit you 'now' not four years from now. If you need the ram and you know it then by all means buy it. But not because "i might need it 4 years from now. If you don't know you need it you probably don't.