4 Gbs of Ram

dylanzhao226

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So i need a school laptop and i came across the new xps 13 9370 but my buget is 1000$. And the only model that is about 1000$ is the base model with 4gbs of ram. Im probably going to have 4-5 tabs open including 1 youtube tab and maybe discord on the back open. Maybe possibly light gaming like cs go or overwatch once a week.
Im just wondering if the 4gb is going to be enough.
 

dudeman509

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I would not buy a modern laptop with < 8 GB of RAM. Windows 10 gobbles it up and you'll be paging out to disk very often.

However, RAM is relatively cheap to ADD to most laptops (if it isn't soldered in like Apple and a few other products).
 

Rdslw

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Linus had video showing how many "tabs" chrome can have with each ram. on 4 GB it was 7 ? on 8 GB was like ~17 ? windows takes and eats ram to make sure you have 3d printer ready when you browse net. WHY ? It will always be a wired thing to me. Still RAM is 100$ for 8 GB and less than 200$ for 16 GB. its not a lot comparing to other parts.
check if laptop have second ram slot, and then upgrade it.
 

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