I've been thinking about buying a laptop, and have noticed that companies rape you on upgrades. Is it a good idea to buy a laptop like say from Dell, Alienware, or some other company and get the minimum amount of RAM possible and then buy notebook RAM from newegg for a lot less? Its like a $350 upgrade from 512mb to 2gig. Thats $350 for 1.5gigs of RAM when from a place like newegg I can get 2gig for less than $200.
I saw at Dell its a $3000 upgrade to 4gigs of the 667mhz ram! Thats like buying a whole computer in over priced RAM.
Also, what socket is Turion X2, and does it support DDR2?
I hope some companies can get some AM2 notebooks with turion X2 soon. I gotta order a notebook sometime in mid to late july so I can have it before college in mid August. Stinks because Merom is coming out a little to late, but Turion X2 should be just fine for games and things. Not worried about power consumption really.