2018 Macbook Air- UPGRADE RAM/ SSD?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rrrahu1, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. rrrahu1 macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2011
    New York
    Dear all,

    Sorry if this has been answered before, but I am a bit confused about the upgradability of the RAM and hard drive on the new Macbook Airs.

    On the Apple website under the tech specs it says for example that an 8 GB RAM base model can "be configured to 16 GB"

    Likewise it says that the 128 GB HD model can be "configured" up to 1.5 TB.

    Does this mean I can upgrade RAM/storage later down the line??

    I have attached a screenshot from the Apple site as reference. Any tips would be most welcome.



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  2. justinf77 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2003
    That just means you can order it with any of those options. The RAM and storage are not user upgradeable.
  3. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Configured at time of purchase, not later on. Both RAM and SSD are soldered in.
  4. rrrahu1 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2011
    New York
    But that doesnt make sense. Why would they give two scenarios about the 128 and the 256?
  5. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    they are stock configurations you can buy off the shelf in the store.
  6. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    The MBA has never had upgradeable RAM although the soldered-on SSD is a new thing. I wouldn't be surprised if the battery was glued in as well, which is a shame since the previous MBA had a replaceable one.

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