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Enough for Macbook Air 4GB RAM?

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Going to take Macbook Air 13" with 4GB of RAM, a custom model with 8gb find yet practically impossible. Going to use for XCode, a pair of virtuallock, well beyond the standard set... total workhorse.


I understand that the question is quite rhetorician, but still.

How critical in this case 4gb of RAM? Interested in personal experience.
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Recommend buying the maximum RAM on any Apple laptop. Now they have a limit of 8Gb and 2-slot (though not sure how it is on Air, prošek so). If you buy a laptop with 4Gb, then there will be 2 cards at 2Gb (probably 1 at 2Gb and one slot, it is necessary to clarify). In any case, to replace the 8Gb, will have to throw out all the old cards and buy all 8Gb again.
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During 10 years usage of laptops Apple never upgrade in addition of RAM (more, in fact, nothing:)
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In principle, I'm totally fine with 4Gb on my iMac and MBP Mid2010. The only, what, feels uncomfortable, is Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac. I think, however, this is partly due to the HDD and not RAM. But if possible, it is better more memory to have of course.
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I have a Mac mini 2011 — 2-4 gigabytes little, all terribly tupit. Eight — more or less. Constantly running a lot of applications: Xcode, iPhone Simulator, Safari (flash to music), iTunes, Photoshop, Skype, Mail, Dropbox and so on... All of that eats huge amount of memory.
Although my brakes, I sometimes think, another name — HDD.
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I have 4GB on the Ira, quite comfortably coexist, browser, virtual Boxing (with flashdevelop), Sablin and even a handful of programs. Brakes did not notice, often 200-300 meters more freely.
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I'd still replace the hdd --> ssd or hdd --> hdd+ssd — I even on Windows with 2 gigs of memory and virtual reality in one gig speed was significantly higher
when xcode and other IDE it will also be positive
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"They are going to use for XCode, a pair of virtuallock, well beyond the standard set..." — if you work long (10-12 hours without reboot) that is not enough. Moreover, the main of which not enough is XCode (it eats RAM like a bull and clean no rush). Speaking as the owner of the latest MBA with 4 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. I MBP with 8 GB of RAM not really enough for comfortable work (though there's no SSD) and iMAC with 12 GB of RAM memory in the butt (but also no SSD). SSD really saves the day, but still Air is not enough memory.
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Can MacBook other principles of operation, and more demanding system, but I have a laptop on Windows, and is 4 gig of memory. I worked in a virtual machine (specific work and needed a dev), so when the sandy bridge processors (and they support virtualization and have a good performance) work and is quite comfortable to work I have no desire to add another.
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