What options to pick on a Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Martylaa, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Martylaa macrumors member

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    If I buy a 13" new Air, I am thinking of just getting the 128gb memory but upgrading to 8gb Ram, I have a 1TB external hard drive I can put most of my stuff on, or would you go the extra and get the 256 GB memory?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If you can afford the larger SSD, I'd do that. Unless you're prepared to carry an external drive with you when you take you laptop.

    I find for my needs the 128gb is too limiting but that's my needs.

    I'd get the 8gb and 256gb SSD
     
  3. ylrd macrumors member

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    Go for the 256GB, 128GB is too little, and out of the box you'll barely have 100GB available.

    Also, it's better to have a decent amount of storage instead of having to plug/unplug your external HD all the time.
     
  4. Tarrou8 macrumors member

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    In order of importance for the Air:
    1) RAM upgrade
    2) SSD upgrade
    3) processor upgrade

    If you already have a desktop at home and this will be your secondary machine, 128GB is enough (assuming it's just for light use and traveling). If you plan to do anything more with it, 256GB would be ideal.
     
  5. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    This is the configuration I just ordered. It was a little pricey, but I don't want to be sorry later. Picking mine up at the Apple Store on Wednesday. :D
     

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