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Buy a RAM upgrade when buying laptop or wait?

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January 10, 2012 12:47:50 PM

Hello,
I am about to buy a laptop and need to decide if to get a RAM upgrade.
I am buying a i7 2640M CPU with Win 7 Pro 64.
I use it only for business purposes but lots of multi tasking like word, net browsing, etc. I do not play any games and barely watch any movies. Also I want something which is future proof for at least 3-4 years...
Lenovo is charging 160 USD for increasing 4 GB RAM TO 8 GB.
Should I just buy with 4 GB and self install another 4 GB later on when the need arises and thus save?
Thanks

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January 10, 2012 1:04:44 PM

I would buy the ram after. Go to a ram web site like kingston, and access their ram upgrade app. It will give you a list of compatible ram parts .

Also, consider the possibility of changing out the hard drive for a ssd. It will absolutely transform your laptop.
The initial cost might also be less if you can select a minimum sized hard drive.
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January 10, 2012 1:30:56 PM

Absolutely, buy it later, as geofelt pointed out!
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January 10, 2012 6:50:00 PM

160 dollars is absolutely absurd for a jump up of 4gigs. For business 4gigs is probably going to suffice, and RAM is hands down the easiest component to replace in a laptop. As others have said you'd be much better off waiting to see if you even need more than 4gigs, then hopping on newegg and paying significantly less for more sticks.
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January 11, 2012 5:26:03 PM

Dear Guys!
Thank you very very much for your reply!
This solves my issue completely and I save on a huge pile of money also!
I am indeed buying a SSD as well for the speed change!
Kind Regards
Justin
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January 11, 2012 5:33:00 PM

lenojustin said:
Dear Guys!
Thank you very very much for your reply!
This solves my issue completely and I save on a huge pile of money also!
I am indeed buying a SSD as well for the speed change!
Kind Regards
Justin

Good luck and get that SSD!
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