I have yet to see this BUT I did run into a laptop with some paltry small SSD and it did cough up errors like that. It was not "low memory" but low disk space and since the OS is a VM OS the message could be indeed low memory when it was truly low disk space.
You bring up a good point. If Microsoft hasn't got these messages correct for everyman today, will folk continue or will they flip to other things like pads?
About a month, I got a Samsung Series 5 touch screen Ultrabook with 4 GB memory, running Windows 8. Recently, I've been getting a lot of low memory notifications even with just Chrome browser up with a couple of tabs open and Spotify or Itunes. With my Windows 7 laptop (also with 4 GB memory), I have never received a low memory notification, and I've had 10 tabs open with a photo editor program, sometimes both spotify and itunes, and microsoft office.
In addition, Google Chrome crashes all the time. Luckily they save the tabs that were open but it gets pretty irritating if I'm in the middle of working on something.
Why is this happening on my new laptop? I'm not the most computer savvy, so when I go task manager and see that so much memory is being used, I'm not sure which programs are needed and which aren't.