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

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

  1. 4GB

    34 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. 8GB

    88 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. 16GB

    120 vote(s)
    49.6%
  1. supernet33 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Did you buy an Apple with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of ram?
    What type of Apple computer did you buy?
     
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    Mine came with 768 MB RAM, now I have 8 GB and 32 GB RAM in my two Macs.
     
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    My 2011 had 4 GB by default, but I BTOd it to the maximum-supported 8 GB.
     
  5. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    My late 2009 iMac and 2012 cMBP both came with 4GB. I've since upgraded them to 8 and 16 GB respectively.
     
  7. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  8. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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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.

     
  9. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  10. simonsi, Aug 8, 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....
     
  11. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    What is it you are asking? Are you doing a statistical study or something?

    color me confused.
     
  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    All my Macs have at least 16GB of RAM in it, except:

    1. My 2010 17" - 8GB
    2. My MacBook Air - 8GB
    3. My 27" iMac - 32GB
    4. My two nMPs - 64GB
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    There is too little options in this poll. Also a lot of us have bought several macbooks.
     
  15. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Mine came with 4 GB, but I bought it with the intent of upgrading to 16 GB (which I have).
     
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Oh no.... the poll will be flawed!

    LOL!
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

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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.
     
  18. jg321 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  19. The Unseen macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    My Macintosh Plus came with 1MB, but I've upgraded it to a stunning 4MB.
     
  21. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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  24. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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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:

     
  25. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Ummm do you know what the benefits of 64-bit are vs 32-bit?
     

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