max amt of memory for macbook air 13 inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pectin232, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

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    i am inclined towards the air as it is light and fast. Can anyone get more than 4gb memory. Even an old laptop I had has 8gb ram. ideas?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    4 GB is the maximum, since the RAM is soldered onto the logic board, it is not user replaceable.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    The RAM is directly attached to the motherboard. Much in the same way the chips are attached to a stick of RAM, it would be difficult if not impossible to viably change the chips once they're installed.

    What Apple gives ya is what Apple gives ya. Hate to say.
     
  4. LiesForTheLiars macrumors regular

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    Yep, kind of sucks. Waiting for an 8 GB Air, however long that may be.
     
  5. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Depending on what you are doing with your machine, you may not need 8G of RAM. I moved from a 6G MBP to a 4G MBA and the Air blows the doors off the Pro, due to the SSD. Paging to SSD is much less noticeable than going to spinning disk. I run a pretty heavy load of apps all the time, including Parallels with Win7 going, and I'm very happy with my performance. Sure 8G would be nice, but its hardly a limiting factor.
     

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