is 8G of ram worth it for a student in high school?

I will be using Garageband and iMovie quite often

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    8GB of RAM is the standard amount of RAM for most computers these days. When using Garageband or iMovie, I would recommend 16GB of RAM simply because these programs are very memory intensive programs. However, when buying the computer, get the minimum amount of RAM, and then upgrade it after receiving the computer. RAM is relatively cheap, and often times Apple over-charges for their RAM. Just make sure the RAM that you're buying is exactly what your computer needs. (1333MHz RAM is different than 1600MHz RAM) also make sure that you're buying laptop RAM, which is smaller than desktop RAM.

    • Answered by Steve H from Cary
    • May 25, 2014