11in Base model Air

Mac.User

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Would this be enough for 3-4 years for a person that just uses Microsoft Office, Chrome (2-10 tabs usually), and Pages?

Or should I get an 8GB model?
 

Mal67

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If only Apple would put 8gig Airs out to their resellers. That would mean you could then get them cheaper than the usual rate when they are on special which happens with the 4gig models from time to time depending on whose got an Apple sale on.
 

maflynn

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It will be useful enough for basic tasks such as what you posted provide you're happy with the screen size.
 

Meister

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Use common sense. What would make you think that it is not enough for those needs?
You will be basically using it as a posh typewriter with an internet browser.
An old iphone can do this.
 

Scepticalscribe

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Yes, of course it will 'be enough' for the tasks which you have said you have in mind for the device, and it will be enough for the next while.

However, given the greed of many applications for more and more and evermore memory (not least the improved, updated, upgraded versions of Apple's own systems), with the passage of time, you might be better advised to invest in as much memory as you can afford (say, 8 GB RAM) in order to future proof the device to a greater extent.
 

jdechko

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Definitely, I have the same model and in addition to the tasks you do, I have used it for 3D modeling/Rendering, Photoshop, Illustrator and some gaming.
 

PBG4 Dude

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If only Apple would put 8gig Airs out to their resellers. That would mean you could then get them cheaper than the usual rate when they are on special which happens with the 4gig models from time to time depending on whose got an Apple sale on.
What are you talking about? MacMall sells 8GB MBAs, as does www.jr.com , B&H Photo Video and Best Buy.