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wait what did you say? it's blank -.-
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if you have good eye

a 13.3 inch 4k display can be better than a 30"

but why would you pay a premium for a 4k 13 inch laptop xD
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wait what did you say? it's blank -.-

He's calling you biased for having valid reasons of prefering something else over a laptop


Btw I answered your ram question earlier
Edited by saintruski - 9/6/16 at 12:19am
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wait what did you say? it's blank -.-

F5
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He's calling you biased for having valid reasons of prefering something else over a laptop

He's confusing Laptops that can play games vs "gaming laptops". If he thinks anything that can game is 8 pounds because thats how things were almost 6 years ago, well its time to come out of that cave.
    
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He's calling you biased for having valid reasons of prefering something else over a laptop

reality check. everyone's biased. In the U.S., you're either gonna be Republican, Democratic, or some other Independent/other party. In computers, it gets even more complicated with Apple vs Microsoft, Intel vs AMD, AMD/ATI vs Nvidia, Western Digital vs Seagate, Battlefield vs Call of Duty, Dota 2 vs League of Legends, and so on.
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I'm building a new rig for a nephew and im wondering, would 8GB ram be enough for just gaming these days?.

I still have 8GB of ram on my 2700k/gtx770 system and I do great on 1080p gaming. RAM is cheap enough where I usually install 16GB on most systems unless its a tight budget and a web browser pc. If you have 4 ram slots just go with the 2x4GB that way you can add more later if you need it.
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Also this discussion is going past the original context of 8gb towards laptops for some reason. To clarify, i claimed in regards to statistics / average consumer purchase was $800 with $1000 being high end. Then he responded with $1000 laptops sucking, and i responded back with laptops/desktops are sufficient enough depending on what you do with it. i.e. laptops are more directed towards portability, battery life and managing a budget rather going overboard with luxury/premium features. As for spending $1000, if you look gaming from a cost-savings standpoint, going bare minimum on each component, like saving $$ on a 1060 vs 1070, saving $$ on i5 vs i7, etc, going 8gb vs 16gb is one of those ways to save money.

Hey, it's just my opinion. If i sound wrong to you, then let's be honest, you're right (according to you)! LOL
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You dont need statistics when you can simply inquire the OP on a single use case.
    
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Recap:
• JerDerv 8gb
• bonami2 8gb for casual gaming
• IMI4tth3w: 8gb
• SnakeBiteScares: fine for casual gaming
• Slink3Slyde: 8gb is fine with some compromises, but would personally put 16gb myself
• Kana Chan: assumingly 8gb is fine
• Fuzzywinks: 8gb will get job done “most games and programs don’t use more than 8 yet”
• bmgjet: 8gb will be more than enough
• GanjaSMK: “misinformation here is heavy here. 8gb is literally plenty.”
• saintruski: idk Kappa
• TheReciever: idk don’t care
• 66racer: 8gb is great on 1080p gaming

final verdict:
8gb for now is good

follow-up:
what are the other gaming components: cpu, motherboard, gpu, ssd, power supply
what is the budget
more about the user's intents/purposes

most importantly, my thoughts:
It's like this. You can basically buy a 240gb ssd just for the operating system. Invest more later, like a 2tb wd black hdd later when you run out of space or need to back up, or even a second 240gb ssd for raid 0. For now, buying the essentials can save costs. This isn't a personal computer for the OP, but a gift for someone else. Buy what you can afford and what's necessary. You can literally upgrade your computer every year and install 100s of applications/files or hardware on/in it. Future-proofing a computer is fun to talk about, but that's not always practical. People have said they bought an nvidia 680 graphics card back in the day because they wanted it to last for years, but they end up selling it anyways after a few years. Again, technology changes - buy only what you need. Better things will come down the line.
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OP, inquire as to what the computer wil be used for, then let us know.

Most cases 8GB can be fine, there are plenty of instances where its limiting.

I just play games and surf the web and its limiting for me as it is, but thats not how it will work for everyone.

I wouldnt subscribe to the popularity argument fallacy presented without knowing the uses of the machine.
    
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