I am thinking of getting a Dell X11 netbook, and it can go up to 8GB of DRAM, together with a 256GB Solid State Drive.
So in that case, it can handle quite a bit of Virtual PC running Linux, and Win XP, etc.
But is the 8GB of RAM not so important any more? Won't 2GB or 4GB be quite good if a Solid State Drive is used? I think the most worrying thing is that the memory is not enough and the less often used data is swapped to the pagefile on hard disk and it will become really slow, but with an SSD drive, the problem is a lot less of a concern?
Is there a comparison as to, if DRAM speed is
n, then SSD drive speed is how many
n and hard disk speed is how many
n just as a ball park comparison?