Just got a MBA with 4GB RAM and Apple makes 8GB standard, so return or keep.

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  1. technofunky, Apr 19, 2016
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    technofunky macrumors member

    technofunky

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    Hello!, I am from India, here we never really had options to upgrade the MBA's we got the base model with 4gb as standard. Past 3 days amazon here was running a sale and I bought a MBA 13 inch just yesterday and it should be delivered today.

    My question is Apple India website already reflects the 8GB changes, should I bother with this extra RAM considering the newer models should take time to come to retail shops or try and return to amazon.

    My usage will not involve any heavy duty stuff but mostly surfing the web, a bit of microsoft office, listening to music and occasional movies

    What do you guys say ?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    8GB is more future proof. If you tend to use your Macbook air over 3 years I suggest you return and buy the new one.
    Otherwise, you can just use 4GB model happily.
     
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  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    If you're spending the same amount of money, return.

    Otherwise if you'll be spending more for the spec bump model, it's the same cost as what a BTO 8GB RAM upgrade would have been anyway, so no point returning.
     
  5. gpat macrumors 6502a

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  6. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Return it.

    With 8GB as standard, you're getting more for your money, since you won't be paying more to upgrade.
     
  7. peakman macrumors newbie

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    I'd return it too and get the 8G instead... or hang on a little bit to see what's coming up at WWDC...
     
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

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  9. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Of course return it. Why would you accept less value for your money?
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    As OP stated, they got it on sale from Amazon. It really depends on how much you saved over retail. If it will cost you $150+ to return and get the 8GB, I would just keep the 4GB.
     
  11. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    ^ It's 2016, there is no reason anyone should pay $1000 for a computer with 4GB RAM.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Fair enough. But $850 is a different story. I would pay $850 tops for 4GB. So as I mentioned, if the OP saved more than $150 off of retail, I wouldn't bother returning. If its anything less than $150, get the 8GB.
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    Same price and/or wait doesn't bother you --> return

    More expensive and/or wait does bother you --> keep

    Only you know.
     
  14. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't the 8 GB change for the 12" MacBook and not the MBA? No refresh for the MBA yet!
     
  15. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    You should probably reread Apple's press release from last week. That way you can read the part where Apple discusses the RAM upgrade on the 13" MBA.
     
  16. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I'd return it. If you are the type that keeps systems a while, then all the more reason in my opinion.
     

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