Hey guys, Apologies since I know this has been brought up a lot, but thought I have enough of a twist on it to ask. Hope you don't mind. Basically -- bought an 11" 2013 MBA two days ago, i5/256/4gb. I've been battling whether or not to get the 8GB because of the following factors: - This is my first upgrade since the mid-2009 MBP, 13". I intend to have this last until three years from now (essentially when I finish school). Speaking of which: - I'm using it mostly for school -- e.g. PDFs, email, lots of word processing and Evernote. I've been over and through these threads re 4gb vs 8gb RAM, and thoroughly understand future-proofing (did it myself for my MBP--upgraded it from 2gb to 4gb after market) but thought I'd check for myself. I bought this unit to try it out and so far, honestly, I was wondering if you guys thought it was necessary given my usage. I tried it out today -- restarted my laptop to reset pageout count in the Activity Monitor. Used the MBA through the day as I would (wifi browsing, reading, typing up a paper, book notes) and after a full day's work I only have 51.6 MB of pageouts. So question -- for someone like me (little to no gaming, little to no use for Parallels; probably consistent laptop usage over time while I'm in school), do you think this means I should still return the MBA? (My original idea was to play with this and if it slows down, return it while ordering the BTO online). It's not too big a deal -- and cost, for me, is negligible since I'm spreading that cost over 3 years -- but would rather not go through the hassle if unnecessary. Thanks in advance! PS -- for those of you wondering, this little guy's lasted me about 10 hours of work so far. I started timing my battery/pageout usage at 12:15PM today; 10:44PM now. I'm still at 30%, 2:55 battery remaining. TL,DR: 2-day old MBA 11" i5/4gb/256. Went through daily routine, and pageouts are only at 56MB for the day. Necessary to return/upgrade to 8GB still, if I want to keep this for 3-4 years?