cheap laptop with 32G or 64G recommendations

John Schiel jschiel at flowtools.net
Wed Nov 12 23:32:23 UTC 2014


On 11/12/2014 01:59 PM, Bacon Zombie wrote:

Bacon and Zombies, 2 of my favorite things !!!


> I'd say 60% of laptops at security conferences I've been to are 
> Lenovo, 30% Apple and 10% Dell/other.
>

Not advocating either way just bringing up the nugget of info that I'm 
aware of.

--John

> On 12 Nov 2014 20:35, "John Schiel" <jschiel at flowtools.net 
> <mailto: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 <mailto:blakangel at gmail.com>
>             To: nanog at nanog.org <mailto: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
>                 <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
>                 <mailto: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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