2010 MBA Question about Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Wicked1, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Thinking of getting a Refurbished MBA 13"

    I am looking at getting the lower end 13" with 128SSD, 2GB Ram and 1.6 CPU

    Is 2 GB of ram ok for internet browsing, iTunes, and some basic Photo usage or should I spend more money and get one with 4GB as I know the memory is not upgradable however the SSD is.

    I really do not want to spend a lot of money, however my 2009 MB was fine with 2GB, just that with the air you can't upgrade later on.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If you plan to run Lion on it, get 4GB. For $85, it's worth it. BTW, the processor on the 2010 13" is a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo.
     
  3. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How do you calculate $85.00 as I was looking at Refurb and the cost diff between 2GB model and 4GB model is $200 more
     
  4. KPOM, Aug 4, 2011
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    KPOM macrumors G5

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    Is there a difference in storage capacity? Apple sells refurbished models generally at 85% of list. For discontinued models, it usually drops to 75%.

    Anyway, it looks like the only 4GB refurbs they have are the "ultimates." The 11" version is available for $1049.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air/11?mco=MjEwNTc3MTk
     
  5. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2011 with 2gb ram, its more than enough for light use(I've been using it with keynote,iTunes,safari,twitter,ichat,app store, iPhoto, evernote, pages and garageband open, works lovely.
     
  6. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok, so Apple only has one model Refurbished with 4GB and it is the 2010 MBA Ultimate, so I am not interested, but next question. Looks like I will go with the 13" Base model with 2GB and 128SSD.

    Is there more options for the internal Integrated SSD if I choose to upgrade space later on, or is the 13" only available using 128 or 256 SSD, does anyone after market I mean, have a bigger ssd?
     
  7. superstarmc macrumors regular

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    Ive read reviews about people saying their MacBook air has slowed down significantly after they upgraded to lion. I don't know how true this is but it's making me think twice about the refurbished 2010. Mayhem someone here has some personal experience with it.
     

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