Is Surface Book i5 with 8gb enough?

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  • #2586
    Geeky Sam
    geeky sam
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      I bought a Surface Book with i5/8gb/dGPU. Just wondering if it’ll meet my needs or shall i return with something higher. From price perspective that was my threshold. I’ll be using this laptop as my only primary machine for my MS programming needs like Visual Studio, SQL etc. I am a hobbyist photographer so editing will also be a use case. Beyond this, in free time I’ll be doing some hololens development.
      With these use cases in mind, do you think I made a right decision or not?

      Thanks for your help and inputs.
      Sam

    • #2604
      Lee Fisk
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        I’d say not but go for 16 gig and i7. Here more is better. You can’t upgrade later so you’re stuck with what you get. I decided on performance base 16/512,

        • This reply was modified 11 months ago by Lee Fisk Lee Fisk.
        • This reply was modified 11 months ago by Lee Fisk Lee Fisk.
      • #2618
        Jake Blazsek
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          Yes I think that is powerful enough to do what you will be using it for.

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