Originally Posted by AnnoyinDemon
ah, thanks guys. I had that feeling. I got a bit too happy, was thinking about buying a low end lappy and slowly upgrading it lol.
Thats not really the case, though the cost will be higher than what you might have initially thought of. The G46vw is a good selection for "bare bones laptop" then upgrading as you go. As the CPU, RAM, HDD, mSATA, monitor can all be upgraded as you see fit.
Then you have laptops like mine where the CPU is upgradable, but the GPU's are not. NGFF slot is upgradable, but only to certain sizes due to physical limitations.
Some laptops are incapable of upgrading to a quad core cpu, despite being socketed.
If your looking for a barebones laptop to upgrade as you go, the G46vw would be an excellent choice.
You might also be interested in the y400/y410p for its high potential. Though that only applies if your in the U.S. otherwise the prices go crazy on those model laptops