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Hi all I just got this laptop is my first one ever

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-15-6-laptop-brown-intel-core-i7-3630qm-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-r500a-fs71-cb/10238849.aspx?path=97cdf605b0fe57bd577a171d6f4a4057en02

I really like it but the 1tb drive is so slow and I am not sure if I can upgrade it to a 240 ssd
of if I can go from 8 gig of ram to 16 gig

I searched google did not fin a lot

thanks for any help
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You can replace the hard drive with an other one, as described on page 62 of the manual.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/K55VM/E7187_eManual_K55VM_K55VS_Z104.pdf

But it seems to support only up to 8 Gb of ram, as stated in the specifications on the ASUS homepage.

http://www.asus.com.au/Notebooks/Versatile_Performance/R500A/#specifications
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they have 9.5mm 1tb 7200 rpm laptops drives for 85 bucks now.
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they have 9.5mm 1tb 7200 rpm laptops drives for 85 bucks now.

Where at?
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That 54000 rpm drive is so slow

But I want a ssd cuss I thing it would use less power where the 72000 1tb would use a lot more

So I thought like a 120 or 240 ssd and a 2tb my passport ubs 3 drive

and thanks for the help guy
so what do you guys thing a ssd and a 2tb ubs 3 drives or a 1tb 72000rpm
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