Did you buy an Apple computer with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of RAM?

Did you buy an Apple with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of ram?

  • 4GB

    Votes: 34 14.0%
  • 8GB

    Votes: 88 36.4%
  • 16GB

    Votes: 120 49.6%

  • Total voters
    242

supernet33

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Jan 29, 2008
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Did you buy an Apple with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of ram?
What type of Apple computer did you buy?
 

556fmjoe

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Apr 19, 2014
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My PowerBook G4 came with 1.25 GB, and is currently using 57 MB (posting from this one now). My 2011 MBP came with 4 GB and is currently using 270 MB.

Both have way more than I'll ever need.
 

capathy21

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Jun 16, 2014
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13 inch retina MBP 4GB of ram. Many people think 4GB is not enough but truth be told, I haven't ran into any issues with anything I need to accomplish.
 

pragmatous

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May 23, 2012
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It all depends on what you do.

If you deal with graphics you should get 8GB at the minimum.

If you just browse the web. .. well a Coleco would be good enough for you if it had a web browser.

13 inch retina MBP 4GB of ram. Many people think 4GB is not enough but truth be told, I haven't ran into any issues with anything I need to accomplish.
 

capathy21

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Jun 16, 2014
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It all depends on what you do.

If you deal with graphics you should get 8GB at the minimum.

If you just browse the web. .. well a Coleco would be good enough for you if it had a web browser.
My usage is light compared to some. Browsing, document writing, Excel spreadsheets, some amateur photo editing, Garageband recording and media consumption. That being said, I would venture to say a 4GB model would be fine for many users.
 

simonsi

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Jan 3, 2014
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Came with 4GB, upgraded it to 8GB.

Edit to add: Now Mavericks happily delivers up to 14GB on 8GB physical RAM with compression so this question doesn't mean the same as it would have done in a non-compressed RAM world....
 
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dwfaust

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Jul 3, 2011
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Yes.

My 2010 MacBook came with 2GB. It now has 8GB.

My 2012 Mac Mini came with 4GB. It now has 8GB.

My 2012 rMBP was BTO. It came with 16GB.
 

Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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There is too little options in this poll. Also a lot of us have bought several macbooks.
 

hallux

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Apr 25, 2012
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Mine came with 4 GB, but I bought it with the intent of upgrading to 16 GB (which I have).
 

cube

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May 10, 2004
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The 2011 MBP I got in 2012 came with 4GiB, which I upgraded right out of the box to 8GiB, only to need to replace it quickly by 16GiB, and ending up looking for a 32GiB solution last year.
 

jg321

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Aug 29, 2012
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Late 2013 13" rMBP - i5/8GB/256GB
Late 2013 21.5" iMac - i5/8GB/256GB

At least I can upgrade the iMac if needed - although I appreciate not all that straightforward.
 

The Unseen

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Jun 24, 2012
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Naples, Italy
My Late 2011 15' Macbook Pro came with 4 Gb of ram, but I've upgraded to 8 that seems to be good for my use. Only when I use Virtual Machines, the Mac seems to slow down a little bit.
 

glenthompson

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Apr 27, 2011
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I bought mine used with 8gb and have upgraded it to 16gb. Due to running Parallels+Windows some I find the 16gb very helpful.
 

pragmatous

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May 23, 2012
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I'm not saying it's not. I'm saying it depends on what you want to do.

Besides what's the point of a 64bit operating system if you're just going to put 4gb of RAM in it? :)

:apple:

My usage is light compared to some. Browsing, document writing, Excel spreadsheets, some amateur photo editing, Garageband recording and media consumption. That being said, I would venture to say a 4GB model would be fine for many users.