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Hello, I am looking into buying a laptop for my son who

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I am looking into buying a laptop for my son who is going away to college. I'm looking at the Asus Q400 a which has 8 gigabytes of RAM and the Asus Q 500 a which has six gigabytes of RAM.
Is six gigabytes of RAM sufficient for a college student , or should I spend a little bit more money and go to 8 gigabytes which would cost me about $ 139 more ( refurbished ).
$399.00 refurbished ( 6 gigabytes of RAM )
$439.00 refurbished ( 8 gigabytes of RAM)
OR ..$649.00 new ( 8 gigabytes of RAM)
I am surprised the higher model number has lower RAM and do I need to know anything about buying refurbished products in particular or should I stick to a new purchase?
thank you for help.
Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I possibly can to help answer your questions. I am going to compare both these models for you standby.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Besides the difference in memory maybe you know something more that .you can share with me.

Mostly I don't know what's sufficient for a college student and what's a good value.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank youvery much Charles..

OK I have looked at both machines. They both have great Processors the I7 is one of the best when it comes to speed and performance. I also they are both using windows 8 64 bit which is good. Keep in mind the q400 does not have a touch screen however the q500 does which is good to have in the windows 8 environment. As far as memory goes windows 8 is not a memory hog so even 6 GB would allow that machine to run perfectly it's the processor you need to worry about when it comes to speed. I would advise going with the Q500 because if needed more memory could always be added.Smile If it were me I would go with the Q500 has a lot to offer and them memory is perfect so no worries on speed at all 6 GB is very good especially if your running windows 8 64 bit on a machine.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you very much. Refurbished is okay?y

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