Which MacBook Air

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by InsanelyApple, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

    InsanelyApple

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    So which one would you recommend (both 13")

    4 GB RAM & 128 GB Hard Drive
    2 GB RAM & 256 GB Hard Drive
     
  2. macnerd123 macrumors regular

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    4 GB of RAM and 128 GB hard drive for sure. You could always buy an external hard drive and I think the SSD may be upgradeable (I may be wrong), but either way, the memory is soldered in. That cannot be changed once purchased.
     
  3. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    agree
     
  4. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    4GB no question between the two.

    If I were you though I would throw down the extra 300 and get the 4gb 256GB. For about an extra quarter you're adding 128GB! The worst thing is shelling out 1500 for a machine and then having to use monolingual or xslimmer to try to squeeze out an extra few gigs. With 10GB of pictures and 30GB of music you'll be sitting on about 70GB of space left and that is not including any applications. (You'll probably have 120GB of useable space before an OS and the OS will take 8-10GB). Let's add another 10-15GB for your applications and now we're at closer to 60GB of space left. As opposed to over 160GB of space left. We're talking about 1.875 dollars per gig which is very worth it for SSD space.
     
  5. Nachos macrumors member

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    Completely agree!!
     
  6. iMacThere4Iam macrumors regular

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    For the Air, I would suggest maxing out to 4 GB and 256GB, if it fits your budget. That's the best way to ensure 3 - 4 years of solid use.
    If not, you'll be purchasing an external drive pretty quickly, anyway.
     

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