1. Psyk00's Avatar
    Announcing Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new Surface Accessories

    All we know for now. Phenomenal devices, especially Pro 2.

    Last edited by Psyk00; 09-23-2013 at 01:25 PM.
    rdubmu and crash1989 like this.
    09-23-2013 12:45 PM
  2. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Asking opinions on the benefits of getting Pro 2 with 4Gb of RAM versus 8Gb of RAM. I can't think of any instance on my former machine where I used more than 4 Gb of RAM even under heavy application and/or game use. Worth it or no?
    09-24-2013 09:43 AM
  3. Psyk00's Avatar
    Well, I have 4 gigs in my ultrabook now and it's not enough. Just open >10 tabs in Chrome and whoops, you're out of power.
    09-24-2013 09:58 AM
  4. ricardios's Avatar
    Depends how many apps you want to keep open at the same time. I heard 4 gb is enough for most people.
    09-24-2013 10:04 AM
  5. Reui's Avatar
    I would play safe and buy one with 8gb on board since there's no way to upgrade afterwards
    09-24-2013 10:08 AM
  6. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Yeah, I just question if it's overkill. I'm currently running the following apps below and only using 3.11 GB of RAM. I think one would have to be very heavily intensive to utilize close to 8Gb of RAM. And even then some machine performance severely degrades when it gets close to using ~80% of onboard RAM. *shrug* And for all the supposed faults of Windows, I think the OS does a good job in allocating and balancing memory.

    Word
    Excel
    Outlook
    MS Lync
    Photoshop Lightroom 4
    Active Directory
    IE with 4 tabs
    Chrome with 2 tabs
    Tivoli Endpoint Manager
    File Explorer
    Acrobat 9 Pro
    CMD window
    09-24-2013 12:07 PM
  7. coolqf's Avatar
    Yeah, I just question if it's overkill. I'm currently running the following apps below and only using 3.11 GB of RAM. I think one would have to be very heavily intensive to utilize close to 8Gb of RAM. And even then some machine performance severely degrades when it gets close to using ~80% of onboard RAM. *shrug* And for all the supposed faults of Windows, I think the OS does a good job in allocating and balancing memory.

    Word
    Excel
    Outlook
    MS Lync
    Photoshop Lightroom 4
    Active Directory
    IE with 4 tabs
    Chrome with 2 tabs
    Tivoli Endpoint Manager
    File Explorer
    Acrobat 9 Pro
    CMD window
    Does your computer have 8gb of RAM traditionally, one a computer start getting close to it's limit, things start to get slightly slower.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    09-24-2013 02:18 PM
  8. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Does your computer have 8gb of RAM traditionally, one a computer start getting close to it's limit, things start to get slightly slower.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    This machine has 4Gb of RAM. The 8Gb of RAM may be overkill for my needs it seems.
    09-24-2013 05:12 PM

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