I'm ordering an Lenovo edge E530 and wondering what would improve overall performance the most , adding 2GB of RAM or adding a 16GB Solid State Cache drive. I'm trying to keep it under $600 so I can't get both.
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
15.6" W HD (1366x768) AntiGlare, Midnight Black
Intel HD Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)
4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)
Keyboard with Number Pad - US English
720p HD Camera
320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
6 cell Li-Ion Battery 48WH - 75+
65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
It won't come close to moderate gaming, unless you're talking about games that are 8 years old (and likely won't play nicely with windows 7.) Just trying to give you a bit of a heads up as to not expect too much.
I'd personally go for the cashe drive, though it'd probably be of better value, albeit more expensive, to buy a larger drive. 4GB is acceptable for your needs.