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what is an "express cache?"

by alison90210 / August 15, 2012 4:43 AM PDT

Hi all, I am laptop shopping. I see this advertised a lot. what does it mean? Is it something I need/may want?
thanks alison

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It's video memory.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2012 6:12 AM PDT

It's video memory plain and simple. In systems that don't dedicate a lot of RAM they put in some RAM and the marketing group fluffs it up with a fancy phrase.
Bob

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Re: what is an "express cache?"
by Alex_Klein / August 17, 2012 3:31 AM PDT
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That's for the system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2012 12:26 PM PDT

I had just read a page where the video had express memory for it's video work.

YES I own a rather nice Samsung RC512 that resumes from a zero power sleep using a similar named (they call it something else) feature.

MARKETING will rename things so I may get it wrong.

Thanks for the update.
Bob

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I've seen this with some laptops but not by that name
by Steven Haninger / August 17, 2012 11:49 PM PDT

It appears to be some sort of small SSD type device that supplements the HD. Thus, it would act similarly to a hybrid drive without physically being one. Some newer Lenovo laptops seem to offer this feature. That's about all I've read but have no personal experience with them.

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