It suddenly we started to read about specifications and technical characteristics that once seemed irrelevant, but now with the world tablet have gained special importance. Cores, speeds and frequencies, megapixels, sizes and resolutions … and gigs and gigs of RAM.

All electronic devices include different amounts of RAM, one of the main areas on which turns computers almost since its inception. However, what is RAM and why is it so important? Because it is not the same one two gigas, a prior the more it will be better … why? Let us find out…

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What is RAM?

The RAMrandom access memory, is the computer component that manages the time information as the rest of the processing components, and is one of the essential components of any computer. The computers have, and the most modern devices like smartphones and tablets.

Unlike -Desk and Notebook-computer, which is found in the form of modules in the latest devices such as smartphones and tablets RAM is integrated in small circuits of very small, soldiers or even sometimes directly included in the mainboard. It is therefore important to choose the amount you wish to start, because then we cannot increase or better. We will keep that initial quantity, the device has to buy it.

Like other types of storage, RAM is measured in bytes, as this is the unit of information a computer handles. Over time, it has evolved, and while a few decades ago it was normal to speak of kilobytes or megabytes, today it is common that a tablet is 1, 2 or 4 gigabytes of RAM.

The RAM is flash memory; if the circuit loses energy current information will be lost…

It is memory flash -very efficiently and volatile, which means that if the circuit loses energy current information will be lost. Just the opposite to other methods of storage (hard disks or SSD, flash cards, internal storage or a tablet) where data is maintained even when switched off the device. Since the RAM is often used as temporary storage that is not inconvenient for the user.

How temporary storage? What it is really RAM used? There are countless examples describing the operation of the RAM, and all of them may be the most recognizable of the applications running in the background.

Virtually all of today’s devices-whether the type sea- are multitasking, i.e. allow multiple jobs at once. We may be playing music while you surf the web in our tablet, which is connected to the WiFi network and receiving notifications push email, Twitter and Facebook. Each of these ‘jobs’ is running in the background and information that manages and runs the code that uses the RAM to be processed correctly and quickly.

Similarly, if for example we are using a photo editor, data relating to the image are stored in RAM to access and modification are as fast as possible; or for example a game makes a great deal of RAM for the same reason, that can handle and manage information quickly.

All in a tablet is based on RAM, more or less weight depending on the application. And knowing this, how much RAM should bring my new device?

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The more RAM … better

In general, the more RAM is always better. This will impact slightly on, and not on all occasions price, but of course it will be better to have 2 GB of RAM to 1 GB, and of course four better than 2.

… The more RAM the better. Moreover, you will notice on many occasions, such as when we are running dozens of applications simultaneously second plano-in and the system will continue to function effectively.

Also in video games. The more RAM you have a tablet, larger textures will be able to move, and this is particularly important for tablets with higher resolutions. The same with the images: if for example you are driving an image of a very high resolution (i.e. the ‘weight’ is several tens of megabytes) the device uses the RAM as an intermediary.

In addition, what happens when RAM is enough? It is possibly one of those points that do not like to get. Since operating systems are continually managing RAM (used as the user opens or manages applications), when the RAM is full the system itself releases the parties unless needed, for example longer than those that do not use.

A more practical example: if you first open the Opera browser but then only have used Chrome, when your RAM is full most likely party to vacate the Opera used for other purposes, such as the game that you just opened.

The task killers do not always benefit programs as they may prevent receive messages on WhatsApp or apps that take a long time to load all the time

We all know the software that frees memory, and works independently ensuring that the system is always as free as possible. Beyond the debate about whether they are useful or not have a major danger, and to eliminate processes that should not be removed. For example, one of these programs can be WhatsApp detect that consume a lot of memory, eliminating the background; this will prevent receive new messages until we do not open the application manually. This can also be applied to any app that is running in the background, and not just WhatsApp.

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Sometimes you may have noticed that when you first open an app for example after a retinoic- it takes a long time to open, and then starts almost instantaneously. This is because “is stuck” in RAM, and therefore no need to load information because it is there. The task killers also act to remove this information to free RAM, so it is possible that in the end the experience is always “takes a lot” to load or open a specific app.

Another important point is that the applications are more demanding and require more RAM .More textures “heavy” or complex processes that carry the tablet, not to mention the increase in the resolution of the screens, the new multipurpose versatile possibilities or 2-in-1 added new possibilities and therefore a new, higher level of demand for the tablets.

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Never without my RAM

The more RAM, the better. Always? Well, generally; is not always that way. Ideally, each user choose adapting to the use that will give the device. In addition, here, as we will talk about tablets, we will determine a minimum amount of RAM depending on what the user wants the device.

  • The basic user and not complicated: One who advances through the user interface with slow, heavy movements, just install applications and you want a new tablet to read the newspaper in the morning, a little game to Candy Crush and little else. A tablet with 1GB memory RAM for you is ideal, not complicate. Well, nice and cheap, but yes: try to do two things at once, because you notice the weakness.
  • The handling, but with restraint: It is able to open an app to go back in a matter of split seconds that you have forgotten something, and does it with a swift and agile handling rates. It has a generous amount of apps installed and used many of them, but erases those that have been relegated to second place among the favorites. From time to time running some games to pass the time, and that’s when he notices had to be closed thirty two apps that have been opened throughout the day to start the game better. It will be happy with 2GB RAM, although it would not complain if I had more.
  • Trasteador professional who needs the best, we all know one. Those downloading new apps every day, the open, leaving them there and only cleared when no more space on the tablet. It has accounts on all social networks of the universe and it is so active that every four seconds is a new notification, which responds to the act. Moves like lightning from my opening, changes, answer, write, and almost did not see. If not for your tablet has 4GB of RAM, it would be dead … or nearly man.

As you see, it depends greatly on the usage. Users who want and need the best you like to have a tablet with 4 GB of RAM, and ASUS has thought about it with ASUS ZenPad S 8.0, the new tablet Taiwanese company that puts this amount of RAM on the market.

An Android tablet that comes with a 8.0-inch LED screen and 2K resolution (2048×1536 pixels) will appreciate the presence of the 4 GB of RAM built, along with 64 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD 128 GB more). It is a small tablet only 6.6 millimeters thick and is dominated by an Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor with 64-bit technology capable of moving the most demanding Android games in the world.

It also has USB Type-C connector, the reversible, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi to 802.11ac, chambers of 8 and 5 megapixels and a pair of front speakers with DTS Premium Sound HD and Sonic Master technology.

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