How long until it's "affordable" to get 8GB of RAM?

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  1. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay so I got the 13" 2.26 with 2GB of ram. I plan on waiting until 4gb sticks are affordable and then just upgrading to 8gb myself. How long do you think it will take for this to happen?
     
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  3. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    The 4gb sticks are fairly affordable compared to what apple charges for them.
     
  4. xlii macrumors 68000

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    My guess is 2 years until we see the price of 4GB memory sticks = the price of 2GB sticks today.

    It only costs about $60 dollars for you to upgrade your 2GB memory to 4GBs... something that I just did as I'm getting a new 13" MBP. I think the jump from 2 to 4 GB will be noticable to you.
     
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    I'd say one year. It's impossible to know for sure, but there is a ton of focus into researching memory and whatnot due to SSDs and all of that jazz, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a year or so rather than two.
     
  7. Machinima macrumors newbie

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    It depends how much money you have.... I'd just upgrade to 4GB on your machine, because 8 seems a waste without even having a real graphics card or decent screen, its not like its going to be doing anything seriously intensive. A Solid State hard drive would add a much much much larger boost than upgrading to 8GB RAM anyway.
     
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    Only you can define "affordable". How are we to know what you can spend?
     
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    im running 6gb from 3gb of ram and need more...8 would be awsome if my machine can handle it...

    8gb wont be "affordable" for a little while....until then my lovely ssd's will keep the speed to a decent amount with my virtual machines :)

    my 2.4 wont be upgraded until we get quad cores.
     
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    Not to jack this thread but any idea when SSD prices will go down?
     
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    When more are made. Please don't threadjack. ;)
     
  14. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    When the newer drives (larger capacities, faster) come out.

    Intel's roadmap suggests Q4 for their 320 Gb SSD. I think (and hope) by then the old 120 Gb drive will drop in price.

    Toshiba also has a 512 gb drive coming.

    I would say in teh next year or so, we shoudl see some drops
     
  15. Lounge Deluxe macrumors regular

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    What 120GB drive? Intel only offers 80GB and 160GB MLC drives and 32GB and 64GB SLC drives.

    120GB would just be the perfect capacity for me though :)
     
  16. amihot macrumors newbie

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    funny,did you buy same fake item from taobao.com?
    if you say so,ebay also has many fake item.
     
  17. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    The price of 4GB RAM chips is ridiculous.

    Why is it I see Samsung bragging about RAM chip density and then I look and see the highway robbery going on for a measly 4GB RAM chip. Pffffffffffft.

    Press Release Princes.

    I think that the 4GB RAM chips will be almost half a year from today. I can't say when they'll drop but I've seen these signs before which bloated pricing. Now that 8GB of RAM is an option in more computers the overall market is bigger and someone is going to attack that market.

    I'll gladly take 8GB of RAM. I don't want to have to have to shut down an app ever. Yes I'd have an SSD as well if I shelled out for 8GB of RAM on not relying on spinning rust.
     

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