MBA - Hardware upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cassim, May 19, 2013.

  1. cassim, May 19, 2013
    Last edited: May 19, 2013

    cassim macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2013
    Hallo all. :apple:

    I will like to ask you this.
    Im going to buy a 2013 module of the MBA when it gets out, and just wanted to quickly ask you this. (looking on a 2012 module as the 2013 is not out yet ofc)

    • What is the spec of the SSD in the MBA ?
    • What is the spec on the RAM in the MBA ?
    • Is their any Cost/effect on upgrading the SSD/RAM after buying the MBA ?

    I ask this as i live in Denmark, a Apple U country (a standard MBA cost in US 999$ here it cost 1343$) I wanted to know this to better find the Cost/effect on the MBA, before buying it, as i am thinking to change the hardware after buying to something better.

    The perfect MBA looks like this
    8GB RAM
    min 128GB SSD with min 500/500 R/W

    Hope your able to help me on this part.

    Thanks for your time. !

    Edit: im getting the 13" MBA
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    The only part you can change on the Air after you bought it is the SSD, RAM is soldered.

    Oh, and don't compare US with EU prices, US prices are quoted without tax, and there are plenty of reasons why it is more expensive in Europe, for instance higher import and sales tax, much better health care system (Yes, this makes a difference), different laws and so on.
  3. cassim thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2013
    That was more to indecate the reason for this post. :)

    Lets hope this works out as well in the 2013 model.
    Do you know the speed of the SSD ?
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Here is a good review of the current model along with SSD tests. Apple uses different SSD depending on the model and SSD size, so the speeds do vary some.
  5. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Sorry, I don't know but Apple seems to use fairly fast and reliable SSD's.
    Might even be MLC SSD.

    I buy my Apple stuff while I am outside of Europe, makes a hell of a difference.

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