cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations

blakangel at blakangel at
Tue Nov 11 20:13:09 UTC 2014

I have an almost two-year old Lenovo W530 with 32G ram. I've been happy
with it. I don't find myself taking advantage of the ram (w/ VMWare
Workstation) as much as I thought I would.


Darden, Patrick wrote:
> If there is a cheap quad-core laptop with 64GB of ram and no huge downsides...  then sign me up!  I expect that will be the standard in 5 years, but right now that is a hoss.
> Izaac's suggestion of using the cloud is good, if you can do it.  Cloud services have come a long way--fast and easy to set up complex environments.  Great article comparing performance and costs:
> --p
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Izaac
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 6:25 PM
> Subject: [EXTERNAL]Re: cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations
> On November 10, 2014 4:49:08 PM EST, lobna gouda <lobna_gouda at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Any recommendation, not looking for anything fantasy,  my understanding 
>> it should be quardcore, with more than DIMM0 slot so each can have 8G.
>> wind7-64bits to work. I want to use it as a server or practice logical
>> routers  		 	   		  
> "Cheap" and "64GiB of RAM" are incompatible concepts in laptops.
> There is no earthly reason you should need to carry a machine like that anyway. If for some reason you need something so equipped, get yourself a cloud instance and connect to it. That's how you save money.
> If you're stuck working in a completely isolated environment, then work it into the contract. That's the cost of being on an island.
> --
> Izaac

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