2018 Macbook Air- UPGRADE RAM/ SSD?!?

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

  1. rrrahu1 macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks,

    RW
     

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  2. justinf77 macrumors 6502

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

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

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    But that doesnt make sense. Why would they give two scenarios about the 128 and the 256?
     
  5. puma1552 Suspended

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

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    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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