They have just released the new xps 15" with the new Raedon integrated 4g and ore i7 8th generation, and top 16gb ram welded.
I asume that if it is welded RAM I can't update to 32 in the future.
My question is what is worthy to buy the new eps with i7 8 th generation 16 gb never upgraded, or may be the old i7 7th generation with Nvidia 4g gtx and 32GB ram. I usually draw with large patterns in the drawings and when selecting items the computer freezes. I also use illustrator and also working with patterns I also have problems, when trying to fill in with a pattern the computer freezes. Is this a matter of RAM.
16 GB is pretty bare minimum these buying a new computer, I would say.
Intricate hatch patterns I would guess has more to do with GPU and CPU than RAM.
Personally use colour more (or shades of grey) to shade things for clarification. Dot patterns especially make for heavy PDF files and can cause slowdown.
Though most slowdown typically involves trace & reference.
I used http://www.notebook.net in the past to look for my laptop options. I ended up buying a cheap 'crap'-top (with GPU and i7 and 8GB ram, so it is still passably usable) after weighing pros and cons from reviews there.