RAM of new 2012 MBA's - soldered or upgradeable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by katewes, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. katewes macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    Just wondering if the RAM memory of the new 2012 MacBook Airs are still soldered onto the motherboard - or whether the RAM is removeable and hence later upgradeable.

    The MacFixit teardown so far didn't mention any change in this respect. I imagine that if the RAM was removable, that would have been mentioned as a major change.

    It's just that I'm wondering whether to get 4GB or 8GB RAM for my new MBA 2012 purchase, and wondered if I got the 4GB now whether I could upgrade with Apple (or 3rd party) later on to 8GB.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    Soldered, like the ram in the retina MBP and all older MBA's.
    Get 8GB, better then being annoyed later on that u didnt.
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    The tear-down is on the ifixit site...You can see the RAM for yourself. Hard soldered to the board.
  5. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    This has been asked and answered several times and for each generation of the MBA. No, it's not upgradeable, primarily because of the desire to keep the MBA as thin as possible.

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