Worth upgrading to 4GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by washburn, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking of getting a MBA, I usually have 1 or 2 apps open...so is it worth it?

    I plan to use it for about 3-4 years, how long will it last before it starts to get slow due to software updates etc?

    Cheers
     
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    cleric

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    vincenz

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    Definitely upgrade to 4 GB. If you don't upgrade anything else, make sure you do it, especially if you plan to use it for the next 3-4 years. 4 Gb is starting to be standard.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I highly recommend the 4 GB of RAM because it makes the MBA 11" perform so much better. Sometimes I perform some virtualization with VMWare Fusion and it works much better with 4 GB of RAM. I think since you are going to keep the machine for sometime I would recommend you select the 4 GB option.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    you may average 1-2 apps at a time but there may be times when you have 5-6 open. Also safari with flash install will at times gobble up more than 500k. $100 ... get the 4gb, you wont be able to upgrade in the future.
     
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    yes 4gb is a MUST if you plan on keeping your computer for that long.
     

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