My main workstation has 256GB of RAM. This amount of RAM is an absolute necessity to run my favourite Electron apps and read modern news websites. I don’t know how people can survive without this amount - which is why I’m surprised to see where the computing industry is today.
When I bought my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I was astonished to learn that it had a measly 16 gigabytes of RAM. Sixteen billion bytes. You could barely run the Slack desktop client with that much - how are you supposed to work with that amount?!
And that’s just on the higher end model. A cheaper MacBook will give you no more than 8GB - how are you even supposed to run NodeOS on that thing?!
In my opinion, the computing industry needs to move forward. 256GB should be standard on every machine - maybe 128 for budget PCs, but that’s cutting a bit close. Higher end PCs should have 512GB or higher - I’m planning to upgrade to 1TB of RAM in a while.