cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations

Bacon Zombie baconzombie at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 20:59:20 UTC 2014


I'd say 60% of laptops at security conferences I've been to are Lenovo, 30%
Apple and 10% Dell/other.
On 12 Nov 2014 20:35, "John Schiel" <jschiel at flowtools.net> wrote:

>
> On 11/11/2014 05:54 PM, lobna gouda wrote:
>
>> Thanks all for your reply, lenovo seems decent almost all the pc ( lenovo
>> and hp) are decent with the 16G.somebody mentioned with 16g it is a bit
>> slow; Keith here is saying the 32G he had no issue. i intend to buy my own
>> memory just to save on the costi agree 64 will be sky expensive and cloud
>> will do, then.By the way W530 is replaced by W540, donot see much benefit
>> for my case.
>>
>
> Be careful with Lenovo, some folks think it has a bad security reputation.
> Why? *shrug*, not sure but maybe because it's a Chinese company with ties
> to the PRC and IIRC, there was a BIOS flaw.
>
> --John
>
>  Brgds,
>> Lobna Gouda
>>
>>> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:13:09 -0800
>>> From: blakangel at gmail.com
>>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>>> Subject: Re: cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/w-series/w530/
>>>
>>> -Keith
>>>
>>> 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:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.infoworld.com/article/2610403/cloud-
>>>> computing/ultimate-cloud-speed-tests--amazon-vs--
>>>> google-vs--windows-azure.html
>>>>
>>>> --p
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Izaac
>>>> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 6:25 PM
>>>> To: NANOG
>>>> Subject: [EXTERNAL]Re: cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations
>>>>
>>>> On November 10, 2014 4:49:08 PM EST, lobna gouda <
>>>> lobna_gouda at hotmail.com> 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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