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How much RAM do you need?

How much RAM you need in a system depends on what you intend to do with it, how long you intend to keep it, and whether or not you can upgrade your memory post-purchase. This last point is important, as many high-end laptops have eliminated user-upgradeable RAM in order to reduce system thickness by roughly six nanometers.

Adding additional RAM to any laptop generally increases power consumption by a measurable (if small) amount, but this shouldn’t be an issue for most users. It’s also better to have a bit too much RAM than too little, as whatever you gain in power savings you’ll promptly lose to increased disk paging.

Apple’s MacBook Air offers 4GB of RAM, but most of the systems from Dell, HP, and other OEMs start at 8GB, and I think that’s the better sweet spot. That’s not to say you can’t get by on 4GB — you absolutely can — but 8GB gives you a bit more breathing room.

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This is exactly what I felt when I found out about #Avast installing #adware.


Anybody who knows me will also know that I am a great fan of both Mozilla Firefox and Avast, the anti-virus people. The latter’s software (the basic anti-virus protection) is free for personal use and all you have to do is register the product to get one of the finest, most effective and efficient anti-virus products available to computer users. I rate it way above the bloatware from companies like #Symantec and #McAfee and other such corporate AV structures. I also rate it higher than products like #AVG who like to infect your browser with their toolbar and other such spam-ware.


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