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    Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    And a patent showing Surface Laptops with swappable back panels has been unearthed.
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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    I actually think a swappable panel would be an awesome idea if it ever comes to fruition
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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Replaceable battery on a thin&light notebook sounds like a great idea

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Sounds like every feature an apple user would love but would never admit

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Well, call me an old cynic (and more than a few of you lot have, and a few unprintable variants too) BUT .... at least 8GB? It's long been an option, at a price, so my reservations on that are :-

    - At what price? Lower spec versions exist for a reason, that being, some people want them.

    - I'd be surprised if, sooner or later, that didn't happen. It's been the case since Windows was first a twinkle in Uncle Bill's eye that technology marches on, capacities, sppeds and spec's go up, and prices go down.

    On that latter point, I~ remember my first jump from 20 and 40 MB drives, to a 300MB behemoth. A £1500 jump, at that. But compare that to today and it's .... laughable.

    So, minimum memorgoing up? Sure, not a surprise, and given that demands on systems go up too, to take advantage of new capabilities, it is yet one more example in a mountain of evidence of us all chasing our own tech tails.

    Replaceable, modular back panels, on the other hand? Roll on the day.

    However, that jaded cynic in me again says .... at what cost? Will it be cost-effective, or a better bet to just either sell or repurpose the old machine, or just buy a new machine. It's great in theory, but .... cynic here.

    And please, don't take this as a downer on Surface Pro's. I'm typing this on one and, for a variety of reasons, not only am I a big fan but it's my workaday go-to machine. For my needs, just about perfect .... even though I had to swallow back the bile and accept W10. Still a bit miffed about that.
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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Well, call me an old cynic (and more than a few of you lot have, and a few unprintable variants too) BUT .... at least 8GB? It's long been an option, at a price, so my reservations on that are :-

    - At what price? Lower spec versions exist for a reason, that being, some people want them.

    - I'd be surprised if, sooner or later, that didn't happen. It's been the case since Windows was first a twinkle in Uncle Bill's eye that technology marches on, capacities, sppeds and spec's go up, and prices go down.

    On that latter point, I~ remember my first jump from 20 and 40 MB drives, to a 300MB behemoth. A £1500 jump, at that. But compare that to today and it's .... laughable.

    So, minimum memorgoing up? Sure, not a surprise, and given that demands on systems go up too, to take advantage of new capabilities, it is yet one more example in a mountain of evidence of us all chasing our own tech tails.

    Replaceable, modular back panels, on the other hand? Roll on the day.

    However, that jaded cynic in me again says .... at what cost? Will it be cost-effective, or a better bet to just either sell or repurpose the old machine, or just buy a new machine. It's great in theory, but .... cynic here.

    And please, don't take this as a downer on Surface Pro's. I'm typing this on one and, for a variety of reasons, not only am I a big fan but it's my workaday go-to machine. For my needs, just about perfect .... even though I had to swallow back the bile and accept W10. Still a bit miffed about that.

    You old cynic!

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    I'm thinking that it used to be,

    4,8,16Gb.
    now it's
    8,16,32Gb.

    Three options, three price points.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckboy79 View Post
    You old cynic!
    I suppose I asked for that, because .... well, .... I did.

    I had a bet with myself over who'd say it.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 likely to have at least 8GB of RAM

    Surface supposed to be premium offering then 8GB as minimum is good choice imo. Ram gets cheaper and will go even more next year. I think they should think about making minimum 12 or 16 even and top end at 64GB.
    Anyway I wonder if they finally give AMD APU inside.

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