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May 10, 2012 7:33:54 AM

Hello !

In the 'not-so-distant future' I will have to buy my first laptop.
My budget will be as small as possible.
It will be used for random web activity, occasional D3 game-play, and whatever else the future will bring.

I have read somewhere that SOME of the laptops have a space near the normal HDD where one can insert a SSD. Now, I have a SSD that I use on my PC now, a corsair force 3 60gb. I plan to use that in my future laptop to minimize the costs, and maybe maximize it`s performance. Laptops that have a SSD as main drive now, are very expensive, close to 900$. I will not be able to get even close to that.

First question: how can one know Which laptops have that 'additional space' where a SSD can be installed?

Second question: if a Laptop`s specs says that it has 4GB memory capacity, 2 slots and 2GB of memory installed, does that mean one can insert a maximum of 4GB? I ask this because I saw some i7 builds that had a 4GB mem capacity, which I thought it`s a bit low (i`m no expert).

Thank you for your time.
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May 10, 2012 7:56:19 AM

fantanel said:
Hello !

First question: how can one know Which laptops have that 'additional space' where a SSD can be installed?



By researching the specific models you are interested in buying. How to do the research? Google...

fantanel said:

Second question: if a Laptop`s specs says that it has 4GB memory capacity, 2 slots and 2GB of memory installed, does that mean one can insert a maximum of 4GB? I ask this because I saw some i7 builds that had a 4GB mem capacity, which I thought it`s a bit low (i`m no expert).


Laptops generally are capable of handling 4GB modules so you should be able to upgrade to a total of 8GB of RAM. 4GB of RAM is still good enough for most people including gamers.
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