New 13" MBA user

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jtflyer, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. jtflyer macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi everyone,

    Just got my first Apple laptop and upgraded from a 2006 Vaio to a 2011 13" MBA 128Gb. It feels really faaaaast!

    I only have a little question, I checked the activity monitor and was surprised to see that at idle there is around 2Gb of Ram used, is this normal? It seems to be a lot...

    Thanks!

    Jtflyer
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

    NutsNGum

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    #2
    It is both; quite a lot, and right. Seems to be the reason apple bumped the ram on the new models, well, every one except the for the base 11".
     
  3. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

    reclusive46

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    The operating system uses the RAM it has to make applications open fast etc. I'm sure that isn't 2GB active RAM.
     

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