EMR RAM Hogs and RAM in Tablets – Finished

I’ve been sad about the amount of RAM that comes in a Tablet(convertible and laptops included). Windows applications including most EMR programs are RAM hogs(although so far Lotus Notes, graphics programs and stats programs takes the cake). Plus, I think RAM is one of the most important keys to speed in a computer and the tablets I’ve seen are only coming with 512 MB of RAM. In fact, many of them are offered with only 256 MB of RAM. When I first went to order convertible tablets for my EMR they were quoted with only 256 MB of RAM. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t go through the hassle of changing it to 512 MB of Ram.

I have been doing some tests lately and seen that most windows and EMR programs work fine with 512 MB of RAM. However, I just got a new computer with 2 Gigs of RAM and I’ve been amazed how the RAM has just gotten eaten up (by my EMR program and other programs). 2 Gigs of RAM is really plenty of RAM and I’m not even getting close to that. However, I’m using much more than 512 MB of Ram. I’ve only seen 1 gig of ram in any reasonably priced tablets. They don’t even touch 2 gigs of ram yet. RAM has gotten cheap and I’m not sure why we can’t get more RAM in these tablets.

Tablet Manufacturers – Please give us more RAM!!

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.