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Need a lightweight laptop has sata m2 and 2SODIMMs

My requirements leads me to a unicorn hunt so I guess it's best to ask guys who know Happy

No requirements regarding CPU, GPU, installed memory, hdd, ssd, battery, connectivity, brand

1) Smaller than 14" unless they are lighter than 2kg
2) Has SATA because I need BIG storage
3) Has M2 because I want it fast
4) 2xSODIMMs because I want 2x16GB
5) Haswell/SkyLake because they can handle 16GB on each SODIMMs

Thank you very much Happy

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Clarification Request
Why 32GB?

In reply to: Need a lightweight laptop has sata m2 and 2SODIMMs

In the past you would add RAM for speed or if running a SQL server but today you get a lot of your speed from SSD. tells me it's nice but no way you are going to get a big payback.

I'd just look again at the 16GB models. Here my son went with a rather nice ROG with 16GB DDR4 and we cloned it to SSD.

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I have 16GB and nearly fulls.

In reply to: Why 32GB?

Because Matlab, VMware, Visual Studio and database >10 GB. My browsers take 3-4GB all the time.

I am using 16GB and window on SSD(mSata/M2) for years.

I am sure that I cloned at least 16GB RAM on SSD.

If it is not 32GB, I could get away with Thinkpad X250 X260 and similar from competitors.

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Then the thing is

In reply to: I have 16GB and nearly fulls.

With that big a load I'd get back to the desktop models or move the weight limit up.

I can't guess why you are running a VM at the same time as all those other things. Sounds like someone that needs to learn how to run with less open at the same time.

Storytime. There once was a client that kept open tabs and kept opening more. They were always in search of a bigger PC. One day someone showed them how to get by with less. Bad news for the new computer sales person!

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I agree, I used to use desktop too.

In reply to: Then the thing is

I travel with my lap so size and weight are the first requirement.

I use Matlab to have a quick gasp, test new idea on a sample then write it in code so it can handle biggie and put it into VM to test. Surely can make do with open-close continuously and wait to load and save.

I keep some URL on tabs all the time so I don't have to reload them every time I want to have a look at emails, map, ebooks, papers.

16GB is what I have for years and believe me, I handle my tab quite well.

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I ran Virtual Box

In reply to: I agree, I used to use desktop too.

At times but it was only when it was called for so 16GB did well.

Good luck in your hunt. I take it Dell and other makers are not talking to you anymore? Shame.

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Let walk away from 32GB for a moment

In reply to: I ran Virtual Box

Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Xiaomi, etc, I don't mind. Lightweight, Sata+M2, how does that sound?

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You should find a lot more at 16GB.

In reply to: Let walk away from 32GB for a moment

And it's a shame all those makers are not answering questions.

Maybe Apple is the answer. I find they talk to me when I shop at their stores.

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Here's what my office supplied.

In reply to: You should find a lot more at 16GB.

I find that gaming laptops give the high performance without paying "workstation" prices. At just 1K and then installing a SSD this is quite nice.

Anytime I've looked for lighter weight I find I have to give you cores in the CPU or opt for onboard graphics which takes away from the CPU speed.

This sort of laptop to me is the best balance and it's not expensive either.

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