by Joe Levi | May 16, 2014 1:26 PM
We live in a day and age where electronic devices are an integral part of our everyday lives. What's inside them that makes them do everything that we need them to do? On this episode of Pocketnow Power User we're going to talk about another very important component: RAM -- Random Access Memory -- and how much is really "enough". All about RAM When talking about the memory that goes into our smartphones, tablets, wearables, and even our routers, desktop computers, laptops, and other pieces of hardware that power our digital lives, there are essentially two kinds of memory to talk about. ...
by Stephen Schenck | June 10, 2013 7:21 PM
Smartphone RAM is a funny thing: for most users, the thought of how much memory their phones have never enters their mind, and it only ever becomes a problem when one day they suddenly don't have enough – up until that point, though, everything's gravy. Phones are getting better and better at multitasking, so hitting that limit through regular app use isn't a big concern, but it can play a role when it comes to compatibility with future platform updates. The day will eventually come when 1GB is seen as the minimum acceptable level, and 2GB will seem less and less like a safe, ...
by Joe Levi | May 23, 2012 11:31 PM
"No one will ever need more than 640KB of RAM", at least that's what many think Bill Gates once said. Whether or not he actually said that is up for debate, but the quote holds a more pointed question: how much RAM is "enough"? Unfortunately the answer to this question brings up even more questions, the foremost of which: what is RAM? RAM, or Random Access Memory, is one of the four major components in any computer. The other parts are the CPU, GPU, and storage ("ROM" or "hard disk"). There are other bits and pieces that help all this along, but for the most part, those are the biggies. ...
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