U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-19-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
2,880 posts, read 6,226,267 times
Reputation: 1231

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
Few, if any, UltraBooks have upgradeable memory. Soldered directly on the Mobo.
4GB is plenty for 90% of consumers.
FYI - that's one cool think about the Zenbook UX303 - 4GB are soldered on and there's another 4gb that can be replaced with 8gb.

I'm also trying to get a handle on how much RAM is overkill for me. I do work on some large spreadsheets, although once it gets to much more than 100,000 rows I make a habit of working in a database instead.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-19-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
11,820 posts, read 13,961,605 times
Reputation: 8055
Quote:
Originally Posted by destinedtodave View Post
Same model, yes, but the one I posted has Windows 7 Pro. Something to consider.

That is nice about the Asus and the RAM.
I am a fan of Asus. My laptop and both tablets are Asus.

I would probably lean towards that Asus because I like Win 8 and it comes with more RAM out of the box. Yea, I said RAM wasn't THAT important, and it really isn't beyond 4GB but it certainly doesn't hurt a thing to have more!
NO Excel Spreadsheet is going to choke on 4GB, though. So don't think you need 8 for a giant one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
2,880 posts, read 6,226,267 times
Reputation: 1231
Another concern I have is over reliability. Business class Windows laptops and Macbooks are known for lasting years. Would something consumer-grade like the Zenbook (or Yoga 2 Pro and its ilk) be just expected to last a couple of years?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-21-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
11,820 posts, read 13,961,605 times
Reputation: 8055
Absolutely. My Asus laptop came with an (impossible to believe) 3 year warranty. Lenovo actually bought IBM's laptop business, and the quality has actually stayed as good as IBM quality was. Most name brand latptops in your price range should last a long time. Now, a $400 laptop??? Yea, not so much.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:49 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top