1. Jason Cockerham's Avatar
    Hey friends!

    So I am looking for a reliable tablet computer or ultrabook (2-in-1 is ok) that is budget friendly with at least 16GB of RAM.

    My workflow involves running several programs at once (usually MS Office programs with Slack so no Chromebooks) with several Chrome tabs open as well. I don't need power performance for coding or editing or anything, just fast RAM. I don't really need storage either as all my files are on the cloud.

    My primary needs are 1). Budget friendly 2). Good keyboard (I'm a writer) 3). Fast RAM (for reasons stated above) 4). Portability.

    For reference, this would be my work computer so I would be using it as my primary work device (hence the reliability).

    Any recommendations would be most welcome!

    Thanks everyone!
    01-26-2020 12:02 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    A few counter questions:
    Why exactly the fast, and 16 GB RAM? If you are using a prebuilt PC, there is usually a lot of bloat starts on boot. Cut those out, and you might see a speed increase.
    What device are you using right now? I'm mainly looking at if you have an SSD or not. This can also speed up the PC.
    Which programs?
    What is your budget?
    01-27-2020 09:45 AM
  3. Jason Cockerham's Avatar
    Hey!

    Well I guess it doesn't have to be the fastest available, just good enough to keep up with my multiple programs and Chrome tabs running at once. Unfortunately this would be a work computer so my company would have to put their required stuff on it.

    I'm currently using an HP ProBook. It does have an SSD which is helpful for the speeds but it's mainly the multitasking where I'm seeing the issues.

    All the main MS programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote) as well as Teams, Slack, and average 15-20 Chrome tabs running.

    Budget: Min - $800, Max - $1500
    01-31-2020 11:43 AM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    What about a Dell XPS or HP Spectre? They are within your price range, and they have 16GB RAM.
    Jason Cockerham likes this.
    02-02-2020 07:43 AM

Similar Threads

  1. How can I enter brightly colored text in the subject line of my email?
    By cinque8 in forum General Desktop, Laptop & Tablet Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-01-2020, 07:01 AM
  2. Disney+ can now bundle with Hulu Live TV, just in time for the Super Bowl
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2020, 10:30 AM
  3. Where’s the best place to buy Acer’s Swift 5?
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2020, 06:11 AM
  4. Oculus Rift gets fix for stuttering issues with beta update
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2020, 06:11 PM
  5. Activision Blizzard to only stream on YouTube in partnership with Google
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2020, 04:42 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD