There’s a misconception these days where you may think that you don’t need a computer with a lot of memory because you only browse the web.
Times have changed. Those websites you visit aren’t merely websites but actual applications running inside your browser.
One thing that many of you (or I should say us, because I take this to extremes) do is have multiple tabs open in your browser. If you have any doubts about what consumes most of your memory, right click on your task bar and open Task Manager, click on More Details at the bottom (if needed) and make sure Processes in selected at the top. Take a look to see what application is using the most memory. And example of mine right this moment is:
As you can see, Google Chrome is taking up almost 4 GB of memory. I’ve seen it take up over 10 GB of memory.
To answer the question: Do I really need a lot of memory? This answer is probably at least 8 GB of memory. Our recommendation today is an Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, and at least a 128 GB SSD. We don’t recommend the traditional hard drive. For most users, we’re not recommending the faster storage devices. In most cases, an SSD drive will suffice. For our managed clients, we recommend a system with Intel vPro technology as well along with Windows Pro. The vPro technology lets us access your computer even if Windows will not start.