I plan to keep it for 5-6 years as my main, through college. It's a little overkill as I'm doing Computer Science and will be using it daily for browsing and playing around with it. I thought that applications would need more memory to run optimally on the Retina to push extra pixels for the programs, but clearly I'm a noob.
I'm getting just for my complete love of tech really, and I plan on using it a LOT! Thank you for replying.
Why? You still have almost 2GB available, and you have no page-outs. If that represents your normal usage and the level of usage you expect to stay at for the length of time you own the computer, you should be fine with what you have.
You should be fine with 8GB. Enjoy your new computer!
Thank you for your suggestion. There were 1gb+ page out last night and that only Skpye and Youtube were using.
And for today's captured screen, i left all those apps open without touching it. The UI does not smooth at all.
So the question is not is 8GB enough NOW but will it ALWAYS be enough.