Is MacBook Air M1 8GB enough ?

Hi community, I'm considering buy the MB air with 8GB, I would like to know if 8GB is enough.

I usually use PhpStorm, Photoshop and MampPro at the same time.



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This is kind of a tricky question.
The actual RAM usage highly depends on a scenario: the size of a project, plugins, modules used (like Docker or specific Quality Tools, for instance), etc. Also, Adobe Photoshop in parallel could be a significant resource consumer too. 

If we stick to a documentation and address official PhpStorm system requirements, then 8GB is mentioned as a recommended value:


In any way, the life experience tells us that there is usually no "too much free memory" state :)


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