Originally Posted by Dustin_Broke
I remember couple years agao most notebooks came with 2 GB or so but was that even enough to play games and for the OS? If so then having 4 GB is alot but I wonder why todays notebooks come with at least 4 GB and can go upto 8 GB. Back then 4 GB was most it could go now it's 8 GB.
because it's a good selling point. Half the people that buy notebooks are the people who go to best buy and believe everything they say. Half the notebooks aren't really capable gaming machines but they see a laptop that has 2gb then another with 4gb....factor in clueless best buy agent, which seems better?
That and a 2gb upgrade is cheap as hell so why not included.
I've had 2gb in my thinkpad forever with windows 7, never needed anymore.
Games in general now days are getting bigger, needs more memory.