Doubt about macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DiegoMD, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. DiegoMD macrumors newbie


    Jun 7, 2015
    Well folks, I intend to buy a Macbook Air 13 / 4GB / 128ssd (2015) and I am in doubt about the issue of ram memory.
    As the budget so let me buy this model, I want to know if it really is worth it.

    The use is basically: internet browsing, downloading and viewing videos, music on itunes, text editing, study in general and now and then a game like DotA, LoL ...

    My question is: These will support 4GB quietly for at least two years? * I like to sail on safari in at least a 6 tabs and listening to music ... as an example.
  2. BrettApple, Jun 7, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2015

    BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    With your usage 4GB should do just fine. I've seen much heavier workloads with much less power than the current Air.

    4GB will work down the road a few years too if your usage stays the same. If you suddenly want to run multiple VMs or something you can always sell it and get a newer model with more RAM. But 4GB will continue to suit you well for the foreseeable future with your current workload. It is greatly helped by the super quick SSD so even if you do use more than 4GB the swap space is plenty fast.

    If you are still in doubt. Go to a local store if you have one and play with one. I opened up just about every application a display MacBook Air had to show somebody once. It was flying through each one with no issues whatsoever :)

    Oh, and if you haven't seen this. I think it helps put things in perspective. This is a 2011 MacBook Air with less CPU and GPU power than the new one running a pretty heavy load of apps and doing just fine.
  3. DiegoMD thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 7, 2015

    thanks for answering :)
  4. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    For your usage you wouldn't notice the difference between 2gb and 4gb.
  5. flowrider macrumors 601


    Nov 23, 2012

    Not Apropos to a 2013 MBA!


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