New MBA buying advice 8GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sylvermm, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. sylvermm macrumors newbie

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    before Monday's keynote I planned on buying a new MBA this Friday I knew there would be a refresh but I did not expect the option for 8GB of ram should I go for that or stick with 4 and go for the 128GB hard drive I can do one or the other. I had a 2011 MBA for my former job and it seemed fine but now IDK the thought is there.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Most users can operate fine with 4GB of RAM. Depending on your typical workload, chances are you may never need more than that. More storage capacity is probably a better option.
     
  3. sylvermm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I should also note that this will not be my primary computer it will be mostly for when I have to do field work or travel I have a beefy tonymac special for office heavy lifting.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All the more reason why 4GB is most likely sufficient.
     
  5. hudson1 macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind the 4GB RAM is not upgradeable. If you find the 128 GB SSD to be too small at some point, it can be replaced with a higher capacity drive -- and likely at a lower cost than today.
     
  6. sylvermm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes that is the thing I know later on I could upgrade my HD but im stuck with 4GB if I choose it. I was fine with that when I thought 4GB was max but now it isn't so now Im torn. but definitely leaning toward 120GB HD and 4GB.
     
  7. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    It's a $100 difference in price for an extra 4GB ... and maybe extra piece of mind? I would get the 8GB. That way you will have it if you need it. IMO, one can never have too much memory.
     

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