Does the upgrade take more memory?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Da321123niel, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Da321123niel macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2012

    I am buying a macbook air, but unsure if to wait until Mountain Lion ships with it. My main concern is that if the uppgrade will take any more memory than if it was already on the system to begin with. Geting the 128ssd so memory is precious!
  2. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    It shouldn't take too much more if any because ever since Lion Apple has not installed the "extras" on the install discs (iDVD, printers, Garage band, language support files, etc) because they take extra room
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. LordVic macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2011
    This is going to be a big concern of mine as well.

    Back in Aug 2011, I was on an extremely limited budget and basically had no choice but to get the $999 2gb/64gb model.

    While the MBA has been stellar under Lion and 2gb has surprisingly been more than enough, the fact that this configuration is completely gone for 2012 and leading into Mountain lion has me worried that Apple realized 2gb would not be sufficient for M.Lion and the upgrade might not run well on these models.

    I had no intention replacing my MBA. it does everything i've thrown at it. So If ML doesn't run well on 2gb RAM, I will either have to look at replacing it, or not upgrading the OS.

    and Unlike Aug 2011, there are actually competition in the Ultrabook market.
  5. Da321123niel, Jun 20, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012

    Da321123niel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2012
    Thank you for pointing that out! but why do you post such (to the subject at hand) unnecessary information?
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Because you were confusing the terms, and in order to find correct answers, correct terms might help you. Otherwise, disregard it and learn something else, if you deem that to be unnecessary information.
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I don't think it's really "unnecessary information". I clicked on this thread because I was curious about why an upgrade would require "more memory", then I learned that you really meant "more storage space".

    No big deal one way or the other though. :)
  8. SLM9555 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Would like to know the answer to this question also... How much space will MT LION add vs having the computer orig ship with it.
  9. Da321123niel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2012
    Sry man you are right haha, english is not my native language


    even though i fraised the quesiton wrong, this is what I want to know

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