- Sep 6, 2010
I chose 4GB in spite of my initial preference, because
- of the unsolved discussion whether 2x1GB might be slower compared to a setup where all four slots are populated, since the 4x512MB doesn't seem to be an option anymore because of the minimum order requirement
- the big impact on energy consumption is doubtful and Exophase rather believes it not to be significant, but it hasn't been tested
- it might affect a virtual OS in a positive way
- there might still be a way to deactivate the additional 2GB at some point, giving you the best of both worlds
Many untested theories.
No matter what you choose, there's always a risk that the other option would have brought you less significant downsides, so I went for more in the end, since the energy consumption is less severe than in any other mobile device and the battery is exchangable already anyway...
A way to deactivate 2GB if needed would be awesome, I guess.
I wish those tests on the differences of the versions would have been done, but ED seemed to be kind of in a hurry to not lose more sales to the "other one", which is perfectly understandable since atm it's about making the Pyra mass production happening at all and it's most likely already way more tested and optimized than anything from GPD which is just rushing out new devices with copied ideas to sell on a regular basis without much support.
So true. I know I based my choice of 4GB on multi tasking. I know my Surface when I get a little heavy in the resource usage it becomes a sloth. I know the 2GB can be upgraded to the 4 and higher later but I would rather go for the better now and grow into it.