1. mightymask69's Avatar
    anyone have advice on whether 8 gb is enough or i should go for 16gb?>?
    01-15-2020 03:46 PM
  2. jnjroach's Avatar
    I always say get the most RAM you can afford, I went with the 16/256 model and I'm very happy with it...with that out of the way. It depends on what your habits are, are you going to be using many x86 (32bit) Applications? If so, get 16GB definitely as they run in emulated mode. If you are going to use ARM64 UWP Apps and ARM64 Edge, Chromium Edge or the ARM64 version of Firefox, 8GB should be fine depending on how many tabs you have open.

    I use Office365 Pro Plus, Teams Desktop (emulated x86 32bit) and Chromium Edge Canary Browser, then I use UWP apps like DrawboardPDF, Power BI and PWA versions of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    01-15-2020 06:43 PM
  3. vzw8830's Avatar
    I got the 8/256 model as its the one that I got a package deal on with keyboard & mouse for $1200ish
    I read that emulated x86 apps only have access to the first 4GB anyway, so that wouldn't help much in that scenario. I've been very happy with the 8GB so far, handles Edge canary, XPO Music etc w/o any issue!
    01-15-2020 07:03 PM
  4. mightymask69's Avatar
    Wow where’d you get that deal? That’s a good price. I’m having a hard time justifying $1500 for this thing.
    01-16-2020 12:49 AM
  5. vzw8830's Avatar
    Best Buy. They had run that sale the previous week but when I went to pul the trigger it was full price. They pricematched AMZ though for the same deal!
    https://www.amazon.com/NEW-Microsoft...pUvbUpU3804158
    01-16-2020 07:03 PM
  6. jnjroach's Avatar
    I got the 8/256 model as its the one that I got a package deal on with keyboard & mouse for $1200ish
    I read that emulated x86 apps only have access to the first 4GB anyway, so that wouldn't help much in that scenario. I've been very happy with the 8GB so far, handles Edge canary, XPO Music etc w/o any issue!
    Each x86 App is assign a 4GB block of Virtual Address Space in WOW64, between Teams and the x86 part of Office, my x86 emulation is up to 7.5 GB of commit.
    01-19-2020 06:43 PM

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