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  • pracedru
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post

    Eh... My Windows 98 machine had 128Mb RAM, and that was mid-range. I remember adverts hitting the 1Gb RAM mark while I was at Uni so even if wasn't standard, it was a very much what you'd expect at the top end.
    recommended requirements for Windows 98 was 24MB RAM, so your machine was definitely high-end. two years later in year 2000 1GB definitely wasn't standard.
    please also notice that Windows XP was released in 2001 and had 128MB ram as recommended and 64MB as minimum.
    Last edited by pracedru; 20 August 2020, 11:00 AM.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post
    But even then, there are other portable systems more capable than this laptop, such as the MediaWorkstations a-XP.
    That's not a laptop. Different product, different market segment, different use case.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
    Of course, anything computationally intensive is best done on a desktop. Those tiny little laptop fans whirring at 7000 rpm get real annoying after a while. There are certain jobs however that require you to travel or otherwise require more mobility than a desktop allows. This laptop fills that niche.
    But even then, there are other portable systems more capable than this laptop, such as the MediaWorkstations a-XP.

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  • rlkrlk
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    Originally posted by easy View Post
    Just because $$$
    Powerful laptop cost a lot. I want something like this on max RAM/CPU/disks
    https://www.mediaworkstations.net/sy...tations/a-x2p/
    Business users don't always care about the expense.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post
    Sure, but I think pretty much everyone will be running those apps on desktops or other systems rather than laptops.
    Of course, anything computationally intensive is best done on a desktop. Those tiny little laptop fans whirring at 7000 rpm get real annoying after a while. There are certain jobs however that require you to travel or otherwise require more mobility than a desktop allows. This laptop fills that niche.

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  • rlkrlk
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    Originally posted by Drago View Post
    Who is going to buy ~$3000 laptop, and use Linux on it? I would love to be that way, but reality is if someone needs that much of RAM, he would already use some cloud solution, or other OS. Also, No Ryzen, No party!
    Why wouldn't they run Linux? If you're doing analytics on big data sets, you might need tons of RAM with relatively modest CPU, for example.

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  • easy
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    Sure, but I think pretty much everyone will be running those apps on desktops or other systems rather than laptops.
    Just because $$$
    Powerful laptop cost a lot. I want something like this on max RAM/CPU/disks
    https://www.mediaworkstations.net/sy...tations/a-x2p/

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Originally posted by pracedru View Post
    20 years ago 1GB RAM certainly was not standard. About 128 MB maybe.
    Eh... My Windows 98 machine had 128Mb RAM, and that was mid-range. I remember adverts hitting the 1Gb RAM mark while I was at Uni so even if wasn't standard, it was a very much what you'd expect at the top end.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by Jabberwocky View Post

    Go big or go home



    There are many applications for that amount of RAM. The challenge that I see is clocking of those modules. It must be difficult to find the sweet spot of the memory controller.
    Sure, but I think pretty much everyone will be running those apps on desktops or other systems rather than laptops.

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  • pracedru
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
    Hmm... quantity of RAM hasn’t been following Moore’s law for a while. Good to see 128Gb, but I’m pretty sure that 1Gb was standard 20 years ago. We should be in the Tb by now.
    20 years ago 1GB RAM certainly was not standard. About 128 MB maybe.

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