How Intel’s Optane Memory leads to misleading specs in PC advertisements

When does a PC have “24GB of memory?” When its Intel Optane Memory, which assists in storage, is being counted on top of the 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM we’re used to seeing on mainstream PCs.

How Intel's Optane Memory leads to misleading specs in PC advertisements

Traditional RAM and Optane Memory do different things, so the fact that some PCs are showing this blended spec is bound to confuse shoppers looking for new PCs over the holidays. We’ve taken a closer look at what’s being advertised and how to understand what the PC you’re shopping for really has in terms of RAM.