For heavy web browsing, is 4GB good enough?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZaYoOoD, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. ZaYoOoD macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    So, if i open a lot of tabs in Safari, sometimes packed with images and video (i.e. youtube & tumblr tabs), is this going to stress the 4GB 1600mhz?

    Do I need to consider the 8GB or 16GB, especially since they're not that expensive.. But If I don't need them, why waste the extra cash..

    any thoughts?
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Probably plenty, but the least expensive solution is not to keep all those tabs open.
  3. ZaYoOoD thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    Ok, for 1080p movies and music playback and web browsing, normal day to day Mac usage.. Is 4GB & the normal HDD good enough, or do I need to upgrade the RAM?
    Is the SSD going to seriously speed up any of those tasks?
  4. the27thvoice macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    It's probably good enough, but I'd spring for at least 8GB just in case.
    And no, SSD won't help the tasks you mentioned. Video will load slightly faster, but if you watch a half hour film, do you care it took 2 secs to load as opposed to half a sec? Same goes for music, it plays the same speed no matter what it's stored on. Web browsing goes no faster/slower. What will be faster with an SSD is your system in general. You will boot faster, apps will open faster, moving/opening files will be faster. But again, that's a good chunk of money to spend getting your music playback to start a few seconds earlier.

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