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is 120gb bigger than 120mb? talking laptop memory here.

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NewspiritsFromOldghosts Mon 13-Oct-08 19:32:42

am going to have to replace my work laptop, i can't figure out what memory i need


CountessDracula Mon 13-Oct-08 19:33:13


120gb is a lot
120mb is not

CountessDracula Mon 13-Oct-08 19:33:37

100mb = 1gb

NewspiritsFromOldghosts Mon 13-Oct-08 19:34:58

i love you. in a strictly platonic way.

CountessDracula Mon 13-Oct-08 19:36:17

how lovely smile

onager Mon 13-Oct-08 19:45:34

1000MB = 1GB

You need 1GB of RAM for a PC or laptop. 2GB would be nice if possible, but not essential.

The hard drive should be 80GB or more depending what you will be storing on it.

RustyBear Mon 13-Oct-08 19:47:48

120 Gb would be the size of the hard drive, where your documents & programs are stored.
You will also see a figure for RAM which is another type of memory; it's what the computer uses to actually run the programs. This could be from about 512 Mb (half a GB) up to 2 or 3 Gb or even more. I doubt you'd find a new laptop on sale with 120 Mb of RAM.

If you're going to be running Vista you need at least 1Gb of RAM, and preferably 2GB

NewspiritsFromOldghosts Mon 13-Oct-08 20:15:18

oh ok, so 1Gb of ram and 120Gb of hard drive is a fairly run of the mill thing then. It comes with vista basic which i would have taken off and put on my xp proffesional instead.

NewspiritsFromOldghosts Mon 13-Oct-08 20:15:48

thank you by the way, i heart you all.

MurderousMarla Mon 13-Oct-08 20:20:40

This is a good overview of different sizes of memory/storage

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