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Do I Need 16GB Memory In My New M1 MacBook Air?

For someone who mainly uses their computer for creating documents, FaceTime/Zoom, and surfing the web (granted with far too many tabs), do you think it makes sense to purchase the new MacBook Air with 16 GB memory or is that overkill? What do you think?

I’m trading in my iMac for a MacBook Air and wanted to know whether it made sense to spend the extra $250 Canadian for 16 GB of memory.
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Michael

Comments: 2 Responses to “Do I Need 16GB Memory In My New M1 MacBook Air?”

    1 month ago

    You can probably do fine with 8GB. The new M1 Macs are excellent with memory management. My MacBook Pro has only 8GB and I’ve never had an issue. But I never have more than a few tabs open at the same time and only use Safari, not Chrome. If you are on a budget and the extra $250 is something you’d rather keep, then I think you’ll be OK.

    Michael
    1 month ago

    Thanks, Gary!

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