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128 GB RAM supported Laptop?

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  • HI..

    I want to buy Windows 8 laptop. can anyone guide me which vendor is 100 percent compatible to Microsoft windows8?

    I want to keep 128 GB RAM (at least 56 GB RAM) with Intel i7 processors family or equivalent to AMD family core system.
    maifs
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:12 PM

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  • Laptop with 128GB RAM support? The current Intel i7 CPUs (Sandy Bridge) support 32GB (4*8GB) and the new Intel i7 Extreme (Sandy E) support 64GB (8*8GB). So your chances are not good to hardware which supports 128GB.

    You need Server hardware for this. Why do you need 128GB?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:15 PM
  • Hello Mahmood,

    I don't think anyone at MS will give you a particular vendor's/manufacturer's  name, the hardware requirement for WDP are pretty similar to those of Vista and Windows7:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
    To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater.

    The details are given on the link below:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516.aspx

    However, the list of devices that successfully tested at Microsoft Labs is given at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/experiencing-windows-8-touch-on-windows-7-hardware.aspx

     


    Irfan

    • Edited by Irfanfare Saturday, December 17, 2011 2:08 PM to complete the reply
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 1:54 PM
  • There is no laptop available on the market that supports that amount of RAM. The max you will find is 8 GBs for laptops. You might be able to get some desktop replacements with 12 GBs, but thats about it.
    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin | Notebooks | Microsoft MVP

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:04 AM
  • Do you mean 128 GB of RAM or a 128 GB HDD/SSD? You absolutely will NOT be able to buy any laptop with 128 GB of RAM. Windows 8's Home Premium edition (or equivalent) will probably have an artificial memory limitation (hopefully higher than Windows Vista/Windows 7's 16 GB limit), but I see no reason why the Professional and Ultimate editions of Windows 8 wouldn't support 128 GB of RAM when that kind of hardware finally becomes available to consumers.

    In today's market, it is absolutely impossible to find a laptop with 128 GB of RAM.

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:20 AM
  • It would be a waste of time and money to try and buy a laptop for Windows 8 now.

    While Microsoft may have existing or prototype models from vendors for trials, you will have to wait until Windows 8 is released and laptops are on sale with W8 installed before being sure that a laptop is hardware compatible with W8.

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:48 AM
  • Hi Mehmood,

    drh is right, you should wait till a free upgrade to Windows8 is being offered by hardware vendors. Most manufacturers did it months prior to Microsoft's release of Windows7.


    Irfan
    • Edited by Irfanfare Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:23 AM to complete
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:21 AM

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  • Hello Mahmood,

    I don't think anyone at MS will give you a particular vendor's/manufacturer's  name, the hardware requirement for WDP are pretty similar to those of Vista and Windows7:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
    To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater.

    The details are given on the link below:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516.aspx

    However, the list of devices that successfully tested at Microsoft Labs is given at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/experiencing-windows-8-touch-on-windows-7-hardware.aspx

     


    Irfan

    • Edited by Irfanfare Saturday, December 17, 2011 2:08 PM to complete the reply
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 1:54 PM
  • Laptop with 128GB RAM support? The current Intel i7 CPUs (Sandy Bridge) support 32GB (4*8GB) and the new Intel i7 Extreme (Sandy E) support 64GB (8*8GB). So your chances are not good to hardware which supports 128GB.

    You need Server hardware for this. Why do you need 128GB?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:15 PM
  • 32 or 64 GB would be enough for me. Thanks  can you tell me about the maximum capacity of servers?

    Not  any specific reason. i want to buy a laptop which can survive at least 4 to 5 years.


    maifs
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:09 PM
  • There is no laptop available on the market that supports that amount of RAM. The max you will find is 8 GBs for laptops. You might be able to get some desktop replacements with 12 GBs, but thats about it.
    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin | Notebooks | Microsoft MVP

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:04 AM
  • Do you mean 128 GB of RAM or a 128 GB HDD/SSD? You absolutely will NOT be able to buy any laptop with 128 GB of RAM. Windows 8's Home Premium edition (or equivalent) will probably have an artificial memory limitation (hopefully higher than Windows Vista/Windows 7's 16 GB limit), but I see no reason why the Professional and Ultimate editions of Windows 8 wouldn't support 128 GB of RAM when that kind of hardware finally becomes available to consumers.

    In today's market, it is absolutely impossible to find a laptop with 128 GB of RAM.

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:20 AM
  • It would be a waste of time and money to try and buy a laptop for Windows 8 now.

    While Microsoft may have existing or prototype models from vendors for trials, you will have to wait until Windows 8 is released and laptops are on sale with W8 installed before being sure that a laptop is hardware compatible with W8.

    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:48 AM
  • Hi Mehmood,

    drh is right, you should wait till a free upgrade to Windows8 is being offered by hardware vendors. Most manufacturers did it months prior to Microsoft's release of Windows7.


    Irfan
    • Edited by Irfanfare Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:23 AM to complete
    • Marked as answer by Mehmood Ahmed Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:21 AM