I am talking iPhoto, occasional iMovie use, iTunes all the time, web browsing using chrome, occasional Pages and Photoshop Elements.I'll tell you one thing, unless you do basic stuff and don't task your Mac with too many open apps, you will be fine. I have used 4GB RAM since 2008 on this machine and only since last year have I started to see it becoming just about enough for my needs.
This is the problem with an un-upgradable computer. Many people wont realize they need more memory until they encounter a problem weeks/months after purchase and then what do you do. fortunately, 4GB is decent for most apps but still, it does stink to have no upgrade options post purchase.Trying to keep the costs down, do you have 4GB, are you happy? Does it slow up? Or is 8GB the way forward.
Absolutely correct!!I run 10+ programs for work with no problem, it never pages out. Apps I use are pretty "light": iA Writer, Numbers, Safari, Marked, Mail, Mou, Skype, iTunes, Dropbox, Skitch. So not everyone needs 8 GB, sure it's not wrong to have more RAM, but NOT EVERYONE needs it.
That one had a maximum of 6GB. my dad's previous was a mid 2007 24" iMac.No, I had 4GB (maximum) on my Mid-2007 24" iMac and had no issues/complaints about the RAM. The Apps I use on my iMac is what I use on my Air.
I only (wanted) to upgrade because it's cheap. My sister who uses her Mid-2010 27" i3 iMac like her iPad has 12GB. Adding 8GB cost me less than $50.
Total 6GB swap in and out and no single bit of lag. I have 8GB and only 40mb of in and out swapping. You should try 8GB; you only know once you tried.
I haven't noticed a single stutter. I don't think the swapping in and out is really noticeable at all on the MBA. I know the 8gb is more, but I really don't think it's necessary.Total 6GB swap in and out and no single bit of lag. I have 8GB and only 40mb of in and out swapping. You should try 8GB; you only know once you tried.
Ahh okay, yeah, I think the paging on the SSD isn't really noticeable. I did speed tests on the HD next to my dad's 2011 MBP, and app opening etc tests. My MBA beat him at everything except, for some reason, opening Safari. Safari was the only thing that took half a second longer for meRight, your MBA has a SSD, my MBP has a hard disk which is much slower.