Apple begins to play with the amount of RAM in the MacBook Air after the arrival of the new MacBook


It has taken millions of users by surprise who expected this step to be taken in June and is that Apple has quietly updated the 12-inch MacBook by adding a new color, rose gold, improving the processors they mount as well as the speed of the RAM they manage. However, this has not been the only play and it is that the MacBook Air that until now only allowed configurations with 4 GB of RAM now, in the case of the 13-inch MacBook Air They already come standard with 8 GB of RAM as with the 12-inch MacBook. 

In this way, Apple keeps the MacBook Air in the catalog but has now chosen to put 8 GB of RAM in the base 13-inch models while in the 11 inches it allows the choice of the same 8 GB as an extra.  

Today is a great day and it is that Apple has dared to launch a computer, in this case the 12-inch MacBook in a fourth color, Rose Gold. It is the first time that this color has arrived on Apple computers and the Keynote invitation for March already showed it, The fact that the four colors of adonized aluminum appeared there had a reason. 

However, in this article we do not want to repeat what already our colleague Jordi Giménez has already commented in an article about what's new in this new MacBook. Here we want to inform you that the changes that have occurred today are not only in the 12-inch MacBook and is that to keep the MacBook Air in the catalog, both in its 11-inch version and in its 13-inch version, Apple has improved the RAM they mount. 

In the case of the 11-inch MacBook, the basic models still have 4 GB of RAM, but when we buy it, in addition to allowing us to choose a 7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i2,2 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3,2 GHz) as an extra, It also lets us request 8 GB of RAM at a cost of 120 euros on the base price. 


On the contrary, in the 13-inch model they have decided that it has 8 GB in the base models and when we click on buy, it only lets us choose a 7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i2,2 processor (Turbo Boost of up to 3,2 GHz ) as in the 11-inch without allowing to put 16 GB of RAM as in the MacBook Pro Retina.

In short, if you are going to buy a 13-inch MacBook Air that you know already have 8 GB of base RAM, without paying extras and if you decide on an 11-inch you have the possibility of making a special order with 8 GB of RAM with an extra cost of 120 euros.

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  1.   willervks said

    It was said a long time ago that it was not a good time to buy Mac's ... 😛

  2.   joan said

    Do you think there is going to be a problem with the 4GB ram macbook air? Will they become obsolete?