MBA - 2GB or 4GB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RobNor, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. RobNor macrumors regular

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    Looking at the 13" MBA.

    It is essential to have 4GB?
     
  2. RandomNinjaAtk macrumors member

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    Get the 4, you'll regret not having it later, seems like 4 is a minimum for optimal performance
     
  3. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    Get 4 if you can wait a bit longer for BTO (it's still pretty quick). I don't mind 1.4GHz CPU, but 4GB of RAM is really a MUST.
     
  4. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    You can get by on 2GBs...but you'll find yourself running out of ram pretty quick - which get's frustrating.

    If you want to run more than four or five apps at once, or if you want to run two powerful apps at once you'll be wanting 4GBs.

    On my old 13" MBP with 2GBs, whenever I'd try to run VMWare + anything else my machine came to a standstill - lack of processing power wasn't the issue, it was lack of ram.
     
  5. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Depends on your needs and what/how many apps you use simultaneously

    Personally I would fork out the extra $$ for the 4Gb to future proof it

    There, I made a reasonably well versed couple of sentences. I was going to say..

    "hello! -- is there a brain in there?" and what not, but thought I'd consider your unique situation as a user, I must be getting tame in my old age
     
  6. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting question :D
    Can I upgrade it later on?? I can't see the slot from the pic
     
  7. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering this myself
     
  8. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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  9. RandomNinjaAtk macrumors member

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    There are no user serviceable parts. You cannot upgrade it later so get it in the first place ;)
     
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