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MBA 2012 4gig RAM or 8gig RAM?

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Brian D PRo Calculating status...
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Jun 26, 2012 8:10 PM

Hello, I'm planning to get the new MacBook air which I'm going to use mostly for school works such as writing essays in Microsoft word, making PowerPoint, sometimes make videos with the maximum of 20 minutes, and even make some of my own music. I wouldn't play high quality games such as crisis 2, diablo, or anything like that but just applications such as modern combat, etc. These are generally everything that I'm going to do with the new MacBook air so please help me choose from 4gigs of RAM or 8gigs of RAM including all the advantage and disadvantage (price, necessary speed needed, etc.) thank you very much :D

P.S. I'm planning to get the 13" inch base model

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  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,595 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to Brian D PRo)

    Purchase the maximum amount of RAM you can, these machine CANNOT, repeat CANNOT be upgraded!

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to Brian D PRo)

    At only $100.00, the 8GB memory upgrade, to me, is a "no-brainer".

     

    The unit can never be upgraded, so the future value (not resale value) and usability is going to be very relevant to the amount of memory you chose.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,695 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to Brian D PRo)

    You can never have too much RAM. Given that the RAM of these MBA computers cannot be upgraded and given that software ugrades tend to be more RAM hungry than the older versions, this is the best way to ensure longevity. And at $100 for the upgrade it really is a no brainer.

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