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Hi :)
Yes and no.  Mostly Yes.

I've always found that Windows slows down when the hard-drive is over
20% full.  Then another minor drop in speed after around 50% full.
Then over 80% full makes it almost unusable.  There are plenty of
other factors so the percentage of hard-drive filled up only gets
really noticeably painful at the 80% full mark.

So i guess i 80% agree with Brian there.

Weirdly the specs page
says "Storage 64Gb eMMc, 32Gb eMMc with 500Gb hard-drive" which is the
typically cryptic set of figures we all get used to in the IT
industry, especially in Sales where they want to mystify us.

500Gb sounds like a lot and it's pretty standard for a shop-bought
machine these days but it's quite pitiful now that 6Tb drives are
available.  If you buy a storage drive these days the sweet-spot for
£/space is around 3-4Tb but i was recently reading that 3Tb drives
have been disappointingly short-lived (although mine seems mostly fine
still).  500Gb is plenty for a working machine but it'll only hold
around 20-50 movies so try not to have tooo many stored! ;)  You'll
probably 'need' a few though.

I'm guessing the eMMc figures mean Ram but as Brian pointed out that
is nothing to do with "storage".  It's got more to do with speed but
it's not really a clear-cut relationship.  It's more to do with how
many things you can have open at the same time as each other and how
responsive they can be as you switch between them.  32Gb is likely to
be tolerable but 64Gb kinda future-proofs it a bit.

Windows always needs "shed loads" more than a Linux or Mac.  These
days my Linux machine has around 2Gb and i generally have a movie and
a game and tons of tabs open in my web-browser along with whatever i
am working on.  My works machine has 1Gb but then i don't watch movies
or play games at work.  Just a few YouTube things for research and
sometimes Facebook to dip into at odd moments briefly.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 1 February 2015 at 17:33, Brian Barker <> wrote:
At 15:45 01/02/2015 +0100, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:

Don't expect miracles from the T100 but it should be able to do the job.
Lack of internal memory will force your daughter in time to move larger
files to a usb-disk or stick - i.e. movies in particular. There are also
models with more memory, 64GB. You may want to (let someone) remove all
unneeded pre-installed software you get for "free" since this will free
memory and increases performance.

Lest anyone should take this at face value, may I point out that this is
untrue? You are confusing memory and disk space.

As you say, 64 gigabytes is a lot of memory - but it's quite small for a
disk drive. Limited memory will restrict the system's performance, but
stored files take up disk space, not memory. Moving saved files to external
devices can free up disk space but this doesn't affect performance - unless
the disk is almost full, that is. Even a larger video file makes no demands
on memory unless it is actually in use. The only sense in which unneeded
software can affect performance is if it is secretly loaded at start-up or
log-in. Disabling such default behaviour can be wise - but there is no
additional advantage in removing the products.

Brian Barker

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