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Question About Tech Gears Specification (Especially Memory)...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LOL-Blaster, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Is there any regulation regarding advertising of tech gear (USB, smartphone)?
    The usable memory is always lower than the advertised memory so
    how many percent of the advertised memory must they fulfill?

    Right now I am looking @ my smartphone:
    Advertised RAM: 256 MB, Real usable RAM: 112 MB
    Plus the already low 112 MB is always at least 80% used

    I know they must use part of the RAM to run the android system
    but less than half of the advertised RAM, seriously!
    And this is from a reputed brand name.

    What is your thought on this.
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    The OS uses up RAM as well. You always account for the OS in both space and RAM. Advertising usable RAM is bad as it won't hold true through updates and makes them vulnerable to lawsuits.
     
  3. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Yeah, but less than half the advertised RAM.
    That's like buying 2 liter of milk and get less than 1 liter.
    There is using the law to protect yourself and there is abusing.

    This is definitely abusing.
     
  4. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    I agree, in specifications they have to mention 'memory available for user'
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    They're not abusing anything. You're complaining about requirements. It's your job to know this beforehand, not theirs.
     
  6. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    it's the same misleading as with hard drives. You buy hard drive with 1TB, but in reality there's only 0.95TB, that means you get 47GB less then advertised.
     
  7. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Hard drives are labeled 100% correctly. You just don't understand the technical part of it, which is why you think it's deceptive. It's not.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte

    Operating systems, networks, hard drives. They can all use a slightly different setup (+- 24) which on a larger scale change the size.