MacBook Air 1.86 vs 2.13, 2GB vs 4GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jaskarn, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. jaskarn macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi there,

    I am considering getting a BTO Air to be used for everyday surfing, opening large pdf word powerpoint files, email, COD4 etc.

    Would you suggest getting 4gb ram or 2.13ghz processor, from what i've read so far people are saying its quite fast with the standard options so would it be worth it?

    Im more inclined to get the extra 2gb ram instead the slight cpu speed upgrade.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Definitely get the RAM. CPU speed is irrelevant in most cases but more RAM will always speed up
  3. shadowbird423 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Get the ram. If you can afford it, do the cpu as well. As a fellow COD4 player (I play on the RSS servers) I can say it would make more of a difference. But order both if you can afford it.
  4. filfortugno macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    dont buy the air

    for what you'll be using it for you'd be better off with a mbp, my rev c mba had trouble with call of duty 2!
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Teardowns show that the ram in the new MBA is soldered to the board so you can't upgrade it at all after you buy it.

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