EMR RAM Hogs and RAM in Tablets – Finished

Posted on March 9, 2006 I Written By

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I’ve been sad about the amount of RAM that comes in a Tablet(convertible and laptops included). Windows applications including most EMR programs are RAM hogs(although so far Lotus Notes, graphics programs and stats programs takes the cake). Plus, I think RAM is one of the most important keys to speed in a computer and the tablets I’ve seen are only coming with 512 MB of RAM. In fact, many of them are offered with only 256 MB of RAM. When I first went to order convertible tablets for my EMR they were quoted with only 256 MB of RAM. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t go through the hassle of changing it to 512 MB of Ram.

I have been doing some tests lately and seen that most windows and EMR programs work fine with 512 MB of RAM. However, I just got a new computer with 2 Gigs of RAM and I’ve been amazed how the RAM has just gotten eaten up (by my EMR program and other programs). 2 Gigs of RAM is really plenty of RAM and I’m not even getting close to that. However, I’m using much more than 512 MB of Ram. I’ve only seen 1 gig of ram in any reasonably priced tablets. They don’t even touch 2 gigs of ram yet. RAM has gotten cheap and I’m not sure why we can’t get more RAM in these tablets.

Tablet Manufacturers – Please give us more RAM!!