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Dell XPS 11 Ram
      #45378 - 10/04/13 03:25 AM

The upcoming Dell XPS 11 is being reported as having only 4GB of ram. Dell itself hasn't been very open about the specs. It's a hybrid that I'm very interested in because of the included digitizer pen. The 11.6" screen seems ideal for digital art. The smaller 10.6" Surface Pro 2 and the new 10.8" Dell Venue 11 Pro would seem to be a bit undersized for art work. My question is, will 4GB of ram be sufficient for digital art (ArtRage, Photoshop, et.al.) or should I look further for a 8GB tablet? It's going to be a lot of money for the XPS 11 and I don't want to make a big and costly mistake if the ram is going to be inadequate. What do you think?

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Re: Dell XPS 11 Ram [Re: gedumer]
      #45380 - 10/04/13 04:00 PM

Yes, 4 gigs is plenty enough for digital artwork. I use 4 gig machines all the time for Photoshop, ArtRage, Corel Painter, Paint Tool SAI and Sketchbook Pro. You don't need 8 gigs at all, even if you run two of these concurrently.

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Re: Dell XPS 11 Ram [Re: LisaG]
      #45381 - 10/04/13 08:28 PM

From what I've read, it's using lots of "layers" that could impact ram... but you don't see that as a problem either?

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Re: Dell XPS 11 Ram [Re: gedumer]
      #45383 - 10/05/13 04:02 AM

I use up to 20 layers and it hasn't consumed that much RAM.

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Re: Dell XPS 11 Ram [Re: LisaG]
      #45384 - 10/05/13 01:46 PM

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I use up to 20 layers and it hasn't consumed that much RAM.




Thanks Lisa... that eases my mind considerably. I won't be so obsessed with more ram. Since I'm not a "gamer" my only concern was for digital art requirements.

One other question... do you know anything about the Dell Active Stylus that is being used for the XPS 11 and Venue 11 Pro? Everything I've read indicates it is manufactured by Synaptics but I can't find any details about palm rejection and number of levels of sensitivity. Do you have any experience or knowledge about this particular digital pen?

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Re: Dell XPS 11 Ram [Re: gedumer]
      #45387 - 10/05/13 05:12 PM

Sorry, I don't have any concrete info on the active digitizer that Dell will use on the XPS 11. Hopefully we'll get more info soon.

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