What's interesting about the review is what it makes you consider about the importance of RAM in a laptop over a desktop. With a laptop, for both battery life and performance, the more RAM you have, the better. Laptop hard drives tend to be much slower than desktop drives, and though they don't use up much power, they use more than RAM does. The more memory a laptop would have, the less frequently it would need to access the disk. Less paging operations, more prefetch space (both in Linux and Windows), faster access times to cached data, more room for large-footprint programs, et cetera. While the performance gains aren't linear, they are across the board. After reading this you may want to take a bit more consideration into how much RAM a new laptop would come with and whether or not you could upgrade it.
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