Why do they list the ram as "4GB Maximum"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HelloMikee, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

    HelloMikee

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    #1
    I mean, I understand that you can upgrade the memory to 4GB by essentially purchasing a different price point MBA, but even on the specs page of Apple's site under configurations why does it have listed:

    "2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)"

    But for the flash storage, it lists 64GB and 128GB on separate columns with different model numbers?

    Essentially, if you cannot buy a 2GB MBA and upgrade it to 4GB later, then it doesn't have a maximum 4GB ram capacity. If I buy the 2GB MBA today, that's all it can be.

    Am I missing something?

    Even on Best Buy's site, they list the $999 MBA as "2GB DDR3 SDRAM
    For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB."

    If I can't buy that $999 model and expand it to 4GB, it's a false statement.... unless of course there's a way to switch it out.

    Food for thought.
     
  2. HelloMikee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HelloMikee

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    #2
    Nevermind, I think the Apple site is more clear the more I look at the specs page. I was just reading too much into it...

    I think in this case, bestbuy may just have it listed falsely.
     
  3. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    #3
    Either way its still confusing. I thought I could upgrade the 2gb to 4gb at a later time and for a cheaper price... Wrong! You cannot upgrade the memory, you can buy the computer with more memory on it tho!
     

Share This Page