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June 5, 2014 1:04:28 PM

Hello, I am planning to buy a laptop and I want to know will the ram speed on laptop affect its performance (1600MHz vs 1066MHz). Thanks!
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June 5, 2014 1:11:24 PM

Depends on what you will be using the laptop for. In gaming the difference is pretty negligible.
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June 5, 2014 1:12:09 PM

yes, that's a huge jump in mhz. go with the 1600 mhz.
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June 5, 2014 1:15:15 PM

Eduello said:
Depends on what you will be using the laptop for. In gaming the difference is pretty negligible.


Laptop will only be used for watching videos and using social networks. What would be the right pick in your opinion?
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June 5, 2014 1:30:46 PM

Either should be fine, I'd go the the 1600 as you can never be sure what all you might do in the future and faster DRAM may be of benefit, get it now rather than have to pay more down the road a bit to upgrade ;) 
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June 5, 2014 1:30:48 PM

Mihovil said:
Eduello said:
Depends on what you will be using the laptop for. In gaming the difference is pretty negligible.


Laptop will only be used for watching videos and using social networks. What would be the right pick in your opinion?


Well 1600MHz is better, but there's no point paying extra for it if that's all you're going to be doing.
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June 5, 2014 1:36:16 PM

Eduello said:
Mihovil said:
Eduello said:
Depends on what you will be using the laptop for. In gaming the difference is pretty negligible.


Laptop will only be used for watching videos and using social networks. What would be the right pick in your opinion?


Well 1600MHz is better, but there's no point paying extra for it if that's all you're going to be doing.


So, there is no real benefit of having faster ram if that is all this laptop will be used for?
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June 5, 2014 1:39:55 PM

there will be a benefit. but what he is saying is that he's disregarding your needs due to lack of intense use. you will notice a difference.
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June 5, 2014 1:48:12 PM

alienworkshop said:
there will be a benefit. but what he is saying is that he's disregarding your needs due to lack of intense use. you will notice a difference.


I agree with Tradesman1's point about 'future proofing', but how exactly would there be a difference while browsing the web?

Now whether or not there's a point in getting the faster RAM depends on a few things:
1. What are the rest of the specs of these laptops?
2. How big is the price difference?
3. How well do you (Mihovil) know what you'll be doing with the laptop in the foreseeable future?
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June 5, 2014 1:56:31 PM

Eduello said:
alienworkshop said:
there will be a benefit. but what he is saying is that he's disregarding your needs due to lack of intense use. you will notice a difference.


I agree with Tradesman1's point about 'future proofing', but how exactly would there be a difference while browsing the web?

Now whether or not there's a point in getting the faster RAM depends on a few things:
1. What are the rest of the specs of these laptops?
2. How big is the price difference?
3. How well do you (Mihovil) know what you'll be doing with the laptop in the foreseeable future?


Well, the price difference isnt major but this really isnt a laptop that I will use on regular basis considering that I have a decent PC but this is just when Im traveling or for school use, but I still want to make sure I have a decent lag free laptop for these tasks.
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June 5, 2014 1:58:14 PM

if that's the case, why even buy a new computer? any computer is good for web browsing with that attitidue. but really, he will notice a difference. should be more responsive.
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June 5, 2014 2:56:00 PM

I agree and as said, never know what you will eventually use the rig for
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June 5, 2014 3:06:00 PM

Thanks for your help and answers!
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