Apple made a quiet upgrade to the 13-inch MacBook Air on Tuesday that makes the base model a more attractive buy. Instead of getting 4GB of RAM at the laptop’s entry level price, you now get 8GB. The upgrade from 4GB of RAM to 8GB previously cost $100.
It may not sound like a huge improvement, but RAM is incredibly important for keeping a computer running smoothly. If you plan on using a MacBook for at least a couple of years for anything besides the most basic tasks, you should have at least 8GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, the 11-inch MacBook Air base model still comes with 4GB of RAM.