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Laptop with: CPU i7 2920xm, 32GB RAM, 1920x1200 Display ?

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January 7, 2013 1:42:59 PM

is there a laptop with I7 32 gb ram?
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January 7, 2013 1:44:23 PM

why would you need 32 gigs of ram in the first place?
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January 7, 2013 1:55:13 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you're just looking for some monster gaming laptop. What you should really be looking for is a powerful GPU.
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January 7, 2013 2:12:07 PM

or if you don't need portability, go get a desktop with that amount of money
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January 7, 2013 2:20:31 PM

if you want to game go with desktop as you can upgrade them in future, with laptops you cant upgrade the graphics
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January 7, 2013 2:35:40 PM

i think that you dont need more than 8-12gb max ram in these next few years why the heck you would need 32???
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January 7, 2013 4:24:56 PM

It would be nice if they waived the $12.99 shipping charge.

Since it is sold by Computer Upgrade King (through Amazon), you would think they could at least throw in free shipping... Maybe a $3,000 purchase would qualify for free shipping....
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January 8, 2013 3:08:29 AM

The shipping isn't Amazon's fault, actually. They have to put it into Amazon's fulfillment centers for it to be eligible for prime. They probably have it sitting in a show room somewhere to increase the odds of selling it.
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January 8, 2013 5:57:01 AM

He might be wanting it for VIDEO EDITING.
(6GB is plenty for a gamer. 32GB would simply be a waste)

Let's wait and have him post:
a) his REASON for this
b) his PRICE RANGE
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January 8, 2013 7:33:41 AM

Erm...., I dont get it, why are you guys so judgmental? This is a hardware forum and we should help others to our best. If he wants a laptop like that, give him suggestions, not question him on why he is getting a laptop like that.....


I would recommend you eurocom. Their panther 4.0.

It currently supports the i7 3960x on the X79 chipset with 32gb ram and is capable of gtx 680m sli. I am sure this would be what you are looking for. It also has many other options.
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January 8, 2013 1:55:56 PM

crazypotato said:
Erm...., I dont get it, why are you guys so judgmental? This is a hardware forum and we should help others to our best. If he wants a laptop like that, give him suggestions, not question him on why he is getting a laptop like that.....

I very strongly disagree with this. We get a LOT of people coming through here who expect adding more memory to make their computers better gaming machines. Should we just let them waste that money because that's what they want? Or should we help them to the best of our ability by making sure they know that all that extra memory likely isn't going to do what they expect it to?

My opinion is that we should arm the OP with all the information needed to make an informed decision. That includes questioning the choice to purchase 300% more memory than is necessary for 99.99% of applications. If the OP then comes back and says they want it for the remaining 0.01%, then fine, whatever. But most of the time it really is a mistake made by somebody who remembers the days when more memory did make your computer faster.

And video editing on a laptop? I've seen crazier things, but not many. Certainly no professional would choose a laptop as their work machine, they're vastly more expensive than a comparable desktop, not powerful enough and have screens that are too small and too low resolution.
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January 8, 2013 2:22:17 PM

willard said:
The shipping isn't Amazon's fault, actually. They have to put it into Amazon's fulfillment centers for it to be eligible for prime. They probably have it sitting in a show room somewhere to increase the odds of selling it.



I didn't say it was Amazon's fault. I just stated it was sold through Amazon, by Computer Upgrade King.
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January 8, 2013 2:36:02 PM

damn 32 gb are you trying to run 3 virtual servers as well haha. 8gb is usually more than enough for games. but a loptop is never really mean for gaming and youll see that after a while due to getting too hot
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January 8, 2013 3:59:02 PM

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I didn't say it was Amazon's fault. I just stated it was sold through Amazon, by Computer Upgrade King.

And I just stated why things are the way they are. No need to get defensive.
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April 3, 2013 9:53:32 AM

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i think that you dont need more than 8-12gb max ram in these next few years why the heck you would need 32???


This laptop is very useful,especially for 3d Rendering like 3dmax autocad and many 3d program.........
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May 13, 2013 5:23:52 AM

Goes to show what kind of brilliant posters we have here. I for one use a laptop upgraded to 32GB, I constantly travel to and from corporate client site located in another country, I am doing development and need to have a local running copy of a huge enterprise software system that normally runs on big Sun servers, in order to develop and replicate conditions from production environment. Even with my extremely beefy machine it still takes something like 4-5 minutes to start up the application server, and other people I work with for example have their entire development environment(s) as VMware images that need to be running at the same time and each image is 6-8 GB of RAM with everything all fired up. As far as the screen goes when I'm working usually I park my laptop and attach it to two huge LCD displays, since I have the video outputs to provide that.

So perhaps you should cater to what people are asking for, not think everyone is close-minded nerd gamer like yourself who just cares about GPU.
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June 10, 2013 5:48:18 AM

MSI, Alienware, and MSI all have options at the high end. I know that plenty of people dislike the two brand since the buyouts and gradual loss in competitive advantage. (Not to mention the controversial aesthetics..) However, I feel that they are still solid brands with great models out. I care most about future upgrades and cooling in laptops since those are what usually bottlenecks a laptop and it's use in the future. 32GB?? Too much? I think many of the users are right in advising the disregard for 32GB of RAM; if anything, I'd only get one with a MOBO with the capability of supporting it while sticking to 12-16GB if I was purely gaming with an additional program open. However, some people seem to be passive-aggressively attacking posters just the way plenty of techies love to assert their "know-it-all" attitude. What if this guy was trying to run a bunch of labs? He might be a graphic designer without much computer tech know-how. What if he is an aspiring systems administrator wanting to run a lot of virtual servers? Maybe he's just been bitten by that bug many of us have experienced to max out our hardware. Either way... I do like the latest M18x by Alienware; I believe the 17x has that ability as well. If you're looking for a 14-15inch, I think you have to look elsewhere, and I don't even recommend going that small with the specs you're looking for unless you plan to have it as a desktop at a desk most of the time. Before I even purchase a laptop, I'd go over everything I'd be running on my computer and check the resources it currently takes up on my current machine; add 50% memory to that on your search and you should be fine for the next few years. And if you have all that money to spare, throw some my way! :D 
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June 20, 2013 4:41:45 AM

chromic said:
i think that you dont need more than 8-12gb max ram in these next few years why the heck you would need 32???


Well thank you sir for your free consulting and making the originator of the question reflect on his or her reasoning as to whether or not they are a bit dumb.

I see these sort of rethorical questions from time to time and find interesting people make the assumption that another doesn't need 32GB RAM based on what I assume to be "their naivity and lack of commercial experience".

There are valid business reasons one would want 32GB Ram.

I have 32GB Ram and a single i7 Processor in my laptop because I can't get a laptop with 64GB and 2 x i7. As such I have two laptops and about 10TB of attached storage.

I work with virtualization and the "semantic web". many of my files are 25 to 128GB in size and I'm running multiple virtual machines some of them needing 8GB each. I dont wish to use the cloud for all of it because its not practical.

There are others out there who do a lot of work with native graphics, I suppose they too need some chunky laptops. I have a laptop so I can take to a customer site and have had to clone an entire production system onto my machine to make tests - I can't take a server rack with me.

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June 20, 2013 6:44:53 AM

Check out the MSI GT60 and GT70 series (granted it's only 1080p but it's the only one with the capability that I'd recommend especially since it's one of the few you can get with Haswell)
Personally I feel like 32GB is a lot more than 98% of people need on a laptop today; it's unclear if this is someone that needs like 16+ now and is future-proofing or someone who actually needs that much ram or is someone who is vastly over-estimating their needs. I'm looking at it for my machine moreso because most of the alternatives are about the same and it has great upgrade-ability
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July 29, 2013 10:26:41 PM

I came to this site with the same question, disappointing to see how many answers are just insisting you don't need more ram. I run machine learning algorithms on mine and more ram makes a HUGE difference. So although you may not need it, it is strange to assume the same for everybody.
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August 5, 2013 2:27:23 AM

well, maybe providing additional info would help. Like if people assume, then tell them what it is for, like the first response. but yeah i see the point.
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September 8, 2013 5:35:13 AM

dmitriymyshkin said:
Goes to show what kind of brilliant posters we have here. I for one use a laptop upgraded to 32GB, I constantly travel to and from corporate client site located in another country, I am doing development and need to have a local running copy of a huge enterprise software system that normally runs on big Sun servers, in order to develop and replicate conditions from production environment. Even with my extremely beefy machine it still takes something like 4-5 minutes to start up the application server, and other people I work with for example have their entire development environment(s) as VMware images that need to be running at the same time and each image is 6-8 GB of RAM with everything all fired up. As far as the screen goes when I'm working usually I park my laptop and attach it to two huge LCD displays, since I have the video outputs to provide that.

So perhaps you should cater to what people are asking for, not think everyone is close-minded nerd gamer like yourself who just cares about GPU.


Well done. Totally agree with your assessment. There are plenty of applications for 32GB of ram in a workstation class laptop... video editing, 3D modeling, CAD, ERP systems, database reporting and of course virtual machines. I run both a SharePoint 2010 and 2013 with SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio on VMs and I need room to spare for Photoshop CC and video editing software without shutting down the VMs. 16GB barely cuts it. I get out of memory errors in Photoshop with just one VM running. So 32GB is a necessity. If a consultant shows up at a client on one of my project with a consumer-level laptop with 8GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive, I just send him packing.

To reply to the OP, on a Hardware forum no less, in a condescending fashion indicating that there is NO WAY you need anything more than 8 to 12 GB of ram is ridiculous. Worried that maybe the OP is asking for more than he needs? Give him a list of laptops that fit his requirements and then add a comment about gaming not requiring 32 GB of ram.

Few laptops meet these requirements:

Lenovo W530 (W540 coming out in a month or two)
Dell Precision Workstation-class laptops
HP EliteBook 8770w
ASUS G75VW-DS72
Eurocom Panther, Scorpius, Racer, Neptune or X3/X5/X7

Eurocom specializes in these desktop replacement beasts. They even have a portable server in the Panther class (though at 12 pounds, you need a good back to lug that thing around)
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September 17, 2013 7:57:26 PM

Lenovo's Thinkpad W-Series can be configured with 32 GB of RAM. I would buy the RAM and install it yourself as you can save over $300 that way. The W530 can also be configured with a discreet graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro K1000M or K2000M). The other nice thing with this laptop is that it can be docked. I always appreciate being able to use a docking station with the Dell Latitude I use for work, and I look for this ability with other laptops that I consider purchasing for personal use.
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October 16, 2013 10:33:57 PM

Why this hostile tone towards both the OP and eachother as well ?

Ive worked in IT long enough to to know that if there is one thing that is for sure, it is that no 2 situations are 100% equal in configuration and need. Lets be a bit openminded and friendly - and maybe the OP want to be a returning visitor/user of this site.

So to answer ur question ( ive been looking for the same and more):

eurocom.com builds giant portables with (currently) 64GB ram as max configs. Here is a direct link to the specs for their ServerOnTheRoad :)  Now of course there are gaming and other builds to choose from ..

Now as a general advice in closing -- whatever RAM config u want, remember that the OS itselv may need to be upgraded in order to support enough RAM...

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April 27, 2014 8:07:15 AM

I agree. This is a site to help each other with computers instead of bringing negativity.

Anyway, I'll stick to my guns and say that I do like the new Alienwares if you have the money to spend; especially if you also plan on gaming.

I have plenty of colleagues who teach in the IT business that need 32 GB for multiple VMs. With Server 2012 having come out, anything less than 32GB is very painful when running major lab environments.

If it's seriously just for gaming, I think 12-16 GB will be future proofing any major business & gaming applications for the next 3-4 years AT LEAST. If anything, I think it would be the speed of the memory that will slow you down if new generations of RAM become mainstream.

Anyway, I'm realizing that all this question asked was if there were. So, everyone's answer should just be: YES :p 

dondieikan said:
Why this hostile tone towards both the OP and eachother as well ?

Ive worked in IT long enough to to know that if there is one thing that is for sure, it is that no 2 situations are 100% equal in configuration and need. Lets be a bit openminded and friendly - and maybe the OP want to be a returning visitor/user of this site.

So to answer ur question ( ive been looking for the same and more):

eurocom.com builds giant portables with (currently) 64GB ram as max configs. Here is a direct link to the specs for their ServerOnTheRoad :)  Now of course there are gaming and other builds to choose from ..

Now as a general advice in closing -- whatever RAM config u want, remember that the OS itselv may need to be upgraded in order to support enough RAM...

.tore


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May 2, 2014 12:34:20 PM

I strongly disagree with your approach. I just landed here looking for a laptop with 32GB of memory. Your assumption that it is for games is wrong. I need to run a couple of virtual machines and I use my laptop for customer demos. I need 32GB of RAM. So instead of focusing on why I don't need what I am asking for, perhaps focus on helping the forum poster find a suitable solution that meets the requirements they state.

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Erm...., I dont get it, why are you guys so judgmental? This is a hardware forum and we should help others to our best. If he wants a laptop like that, give him suggestions, not question him on why he is getting a laptop like that.....
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I very strongly disagree with this. We get a LOT of people coming through here who expect adding more memory to make their computers better gaming machines. Should we just let them waste that money because that's what they want? Or should we help them to the best of our ability by making sure they know that all that extra memory likely isn't going to do what they expect it to?

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May 28, 2014 8:37:53 AM

danisans said:
dmitriymyshkin said:
Goes to show what kind of brilliant posters we have here. I for one use a laptop upgraded to 32GB, I constantly travel to and from corporate client site located in another country, I am doing development and need to have a local running copy of a huge enterprise software system that normally runs on big Sun servers, in order to develop and replicate conditions from production environment. Even with my extremely beefy machine it still takes something like 4-5 minutes to start up the application server, and other people I work with for example have their entire development environment(s) as VMware images that need to be running at the same time and each image is 6-8 GB of RAM with everything all fired up. As far as the screen goes when I'm working usually I park my laptop and attach it to two huge LCD displays, since I have the video outputs to provide that.

So perhaps you should cater to what people are asking for, not think everyone is close-minded nerd gamer like yourself who just cares about GPU.


Well done. Totally agree with your assessment. There are plenty of applications for 32GB of ram in a workstation class laptop... video editing, 3D modeling, CAD, ERP systems, database reporting and of course virtual machines. I run both a SharePoint 2010 and 2013 with SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio on VMs and I need room to spare for Photoshop CC and video editing software without shutting down the VMs. 16GB barely cuts it. I get out of memory errors in Photoshop with just one VM running. So 32GB is a necessity. If a consultant shows up at a client on one of my project with a consumer-level laptop with 8GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive, I just send him packing.

To reply to the OP, on a Hardware forum no less, in a condescending fashion indicating that there is NO WAY you need anything more than 8 to 12 GB of ram is ridiculous. Worried that maybe the OP is asking for more than he needs? Give him a list of laptops that fit his requirements and then add a comment about gaming not requiring 32 GB of ram.

Few laptops meet these requirements:

Lenovo W530 (W540 coming out in a month or two)
Dell Precision Workstation-class laptops
HP EliteBook 8770w
ASUS G75VW-DS72
Eurocom Panther, Scorpius, Racer, Neptune or X3/X5/X7

Eurocom specializes in these desktop replacement beasts. They even have a portable server in the Panther class (though at 12 pounds, you need a good back to lug that thing around)



Thanks so much for the info... i in particular actually need a 64gb ram laptop with core i7 extreme... cos of the kind of Jobs i do... Im a motion graphic designer/video editor and i also do programming too

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June 25, 2014 4:38:40 PM

Toshiba Qosmio X70 - Is all you'll ever need.. :) 
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