She didn't say if she got ECC ram or not I thought the Xeon could be configured with either. As far as "64GB of RAM for what? Total waste." There though you are totally wrong. Even if her software usage doesn't use that much real ram she can always turn most of that into a ram drive which is both much faster than a SSD and doesn't suffer wear like a SSD does. Also to "I would never consider a touch and penabled device running Windows 7" that is also wrong going with Windows 7 is NOT a bad ideal. With windows 7 you know you have a stable matured system but with Windows 10 you can't be sure if a Microsoft update and new feature change will bork something especially since Windows 10 is more a service now than as just an OS. This is a legitimate concern especially if one is using it for real work. The only thing I think that might make Windows 10 worth it is if one needs DirectX 12. The possible issues and policy changes Microsoft implemented with Windows 10 are significant and one shouldn't just upgrade unless they are sure it is what they want. Serious XoeisCool please research before deciding to upgrading to Windows 10. If she was getting a handheld tablet/hybrid for note taking than the upcoming features might be worth it but for her planned usage from her other post make me certain that the upgrade will be more headache than benefit.