3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2011 9:03 PM by fanboy512
sweetEclair3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a way to get more memory for a MacBook Air?
Mines got 2GB and would like more.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,250 points)
    Apple designed the Air in such a manner as to NOT be capable of memory expansion. The existing memory is soldered directly to the mainboard, and no provisions have been made for additional memory.
    The option would be to replace the mainboard with a 4 GB equipped one. However, from a cost standpoint, It's probably not practical.
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)

    How long have you had the computer? If you're still within the return period you can go that route. Another route would be to sell the computer, hopefully at minimal loss and buy the model with the RAM configuration you want. The third option, as SP suggested, is the logic board swap. But I've got to believe the costs associated with doing that are prohibitive.

  • fanboy512 Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    There is no upgrading the ram of an Air. Sell it and buy one with more is pretty much the only option. If you recently bought a new one you can return it within 30 days for a restocking fee and get a 4 gb one but then you are stuck at 4 until a new one comes out with more.