• @GiveMemes
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    83 months ago

    I have 8 and am able to play 4x games at high settings w/o significant lag until late game lol. People really tend to blow this one out of proportion. Unless you’re an incredibly heavy user you probably don’t need more than 8 and 16 still feels luxurious.

    • @jarfil@beehaw.org
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      63 months ago

      “Incredibly heavy user” here, my Windows 11 boots into 9GB thanks to a few tools and a LibreOffice preloader… then gets close to 16GB the moment I start a few VMs and some dev containers in VSCode.

      Fortunately, when I got this laptop on a -50% sale with just 8GB, I made sure that I’d be able to add a 32GB memory stick… so now it keeps running with up to 20GB of cache, and it flies.

      • @GiveMemes
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        73 months ago

        Compared to the average person, yes, you are a very heavy user. Most people use their laptop for little more than browsing the internet.

        • @jarfil@beehaw.org
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          33 months ago

          I browse the internet on a phone or a tablet… don’t really get people who use a laptop just for that. Running some office software, is the minimum I see as the need for a laptop, when it isn’t drawing, 2D or 3D design, audio/video, or something programming related. Maybe gaming, but there seem to be better options for that too (either a desktop, a Steam Deck, a console, or a phone/tablet again).