The macbook air won't be replaced by retina MBP. I mean 1600$ minimum price for a 13" laptop? Nahhh!If it isn't replaced by a retina version of the 13" MBP by then (if the rumours are correct that is). We'll know when Apple releases it (they are a blackbox company so there is no way of telling before)
Pretty sure the "upscale" model will have 8GB standard, and going to 16GB will probably cost 150 dollars at the most. A very good investment.you probably also have to take into account the cost of putting that much ram in by the time it is 2014 too.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 2011 models didn't have an option to upgrade the ram at all so it's not your fault for not upping the ram. You simply did not have the choice.Hopefully this happens soon. I love my air but the only mistake I made when I ordered it was not upgrading the ram to 8GB, This was my first MBA and I am used to upgrading the ram in my computers later on after purchasing.
Technically the 2012 model should be able to handle 32GB already because of the chipset used, Ivy bridge limits at 32GB of men addressing.I'd suggest that is accurate. 2014 rMBP should be able to take 32GB at least (if apple are sane), as the chipset can handle it, and by then 32GB should be available in the same number of chips that 16GB is now. Obviously it will be $$$ but this is a pro machine, right?
the cost of 16GB these days is peanuts.
You know the 13" rMBP doesn't have an option of 16GB, right?Not in the near future - Apple is pushing the Air as the entry level laptop and the retina as the powerhouse that has stuff like 16GB of RAM Eventually it will, though.