2014 macbook air ram predictions, same or will increase?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by psik, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. psik macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Does anyone think it is likely, given the new physical smaller designs of the ram (which made 16 GB possible on rMBP) that there is even a slight chance this may also be possible with the 2014 macbook air, whenever it gets released...

  2. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    i doubt it will increase. especially with the new memory management that MAV has :) 8 is quite a bit :D
  3. yosemit macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2013
    I would say the maximum memory size will definitely increase.
  4. wgr73 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2005
    New Mexico
    I think that it will probably, quite possibly, might increase. 8gb is good enough for most so probably it will not increase. :D
  5. thebrobrah macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    no chance in hell

    4gb is going to be standard for a few years still
  6. TheEnthusiast macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2013
    Considering the base retina 13-inch model saw a drop to 4GB of RAM, I wouldn't count on it. It seems Apple still wants to keep 16GB exclusive to the "Pro" line for now.
  7. iRun26.2, Dec 16, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013

    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    Agreed. I think the new rumored 12" retina model (that is thinner/lighter) will probably max out at 8G. They need to reserve 16G for the Pro line.

    It wouldn't even surprise me if it only comes with 4G max. It would need to be much thinner to justify that sacrifice.
  8. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    100% yes. I hate to give those people credit, but microsoft is leading that fight. Windows 7 and 8 runs fine on machines what once ran xp.

    Memory is a spec that is no longer important. SSD speed and battery life is now the big deal.
  9. Orr macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2013
    Definitely this. Unless you're planning to use your Air as a skillet to scramble eggs for breakfast, 16GB RAM is utterly overkill for anything around a 15W TDP. There are already graphs floating around on this site in similar threads depicting how anything over 8GBs often delivers negligible performance even on higher powered laptops.

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