New "business" notebook; Ryzen 7 & 8 GB RAM okay?


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adrynalyne

Disregard, I am a dumb dumb.

 

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Jim K

I think it is soldered ... so it is either 8GB or 16GB with no slot for an additional stick.

 

internals-3.thumb.jpg.cff0b7904c62af4fbf997dd4e76b6935.jpg

 

...the memory is under the tape in this review -->

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/41207-asus-vivobook-m533ia-review/

 

I don't see an additional slot anywhere unless it is under the board (which I *highly* doubt).

 

According to this reddit thread ... the author said it was also soldered (he had the 16GB version).  This was a question answered by him from another reddit poster.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/AMDLaptops/comments/hrx1lm/asus_vivobook_s15_m533ia_15_4700u16gb512gb_with/

 

Anyway, before you buy an additional module...crack open the bottom though I'm fairly certain (without actually having the product in hand) that it is soldered and non-upgradable.  

 

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adrynalyne
4 minutes ago, Jim K said:

I think it is soldered ... so it is either 8GB or 16GB with no slot for an additional stick.

 

internals-3.thumb.jpg.cff0b7904c62af4fbf997dd4e76b6935.jpg

 

...the memory is under the tape in this review -->

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/41207-asus-vivobook-m533ia-review/

 

I don't see an additional slot anywhere unless it is under the board (which I *highly* doubt).

 

According to this reddit thread ... the author said it was also soldered (he had the 16GB version).

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/AMDLaptops/comments/hrx1lm/asus_vivobook_s15_m533ia_15_4700u16gb512gb_with/

 

Anyway, before you buy an additional module...crack open the bottom though I'm fairly certain (without actually having the product in hand) that it is soldered and non-upgradable.  

 

Ah hell. Maybe I am wrong. It wa a misleading the way I read the ultra book review. I also figured it was like my old ASUS that soldered 16 but had an additional slot. Though if memory serves, it was also under tape. 

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Jim K
4 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

Ah hell. Maybe I am wrong. It wa a misleading the way I read the ultra book review. I also figured it was like my old ASUS that soldered 16 but had an additional slot. Though if memory serves, it was also under tape. 

It can be confusing especially when the manufacture doesn't explicitly state if it can or cannot be upgraded.  The ASUS user manual is absolutely rubbish.

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adrynalyne
2 minutes ago, Jim K said:

It can be confusing especially when the manufacture doesn't explicitly state if it can or cannot be upgraded.  The ASUS user manual is absolutely rubbish.

Yeah...thanks for catching my bad advice. 
 

https://www.ultrabookreview.com/41207-asus-vivobook-m533ia-review/

 

The APU and memory are soldered on the motherboard though, so make sure you pick the right configuration from the get-go, there’s no upgrading those.”

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SnoopZ
4 hours ago, kiddingguy said:

Got myself a nice deal on this M533IA-BQ031T.... now 599 EUR (100 EUR off for today) :D

8gb or 16gb as you may need to cancel as it's not upgradeable?

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kiddingguy
30 minutes ago, SnoopZ said:

8gb or 16gb as you may need to cancel as it's not upgradeable?

8GB version

 

And... I cannot find - in The Netherlands/Europe - a 16GB version with a US-International keyboard for a similar price.

In Poland for like 900 EUR, but I'm not sure on the keyboard and warranty.

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neufuse
23 hours ago, Mindovermaster said:

Never get a Dell, heard too many horror stories...

Then stay far away from Lenovo's.... we've been a IBM Thinkpad then lenovo when they took over shop in the past 2yrs their quality has tanked bad... we've went from replacing a system maybe 1 in 100 to about 1 in 5 now within a year blah... a company we bought up still is a Dell shop and we haven't had many issues with them, but they bought pretty high end business systems...

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kiddingguy
1 hour ago, kiddingguy said:

8GB version

 

And... I cannot find - in The Netherlands/Europe - a 16GB version with a US-International keyboard for a similar price.

In Poland for like 900 EUR, but I'm not sure on the keyboard and warranty.

I think 8 GB RAM is more than sufficient for what I am planning om doing with it...

like I said, some basic Office, Internet (since most of the tools I used are online & subscription based), and some light photo editing.

 

And, since Windows requires less and less system resources with each update/upgrade, and software is more optimized, for "lower end" GB's in notebooks and PC's, I think 8 GB will do (if it's soldered).

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