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post #11 of 16
I wouldn't make sense to me to make a $200 upgrade to a $400 machine.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by evermooingcow View Post
I wouldn't make sense to me to make a $200 upgrade to a $400 machine.
Even if it later performs like an $800 machine?

A few years ago now I bought a Celeron laptop on Black Friday for $200, added a Pentium M and an extra 2GB RAM. Which brought the spec in line with laptops on the market for $1000 at the time. But I spent $450 - the upgrades were more expensive than the laptop initially. But I was pretty happy with it.

Just because something is cheap doesn't mean it isn't worth upgrading - you need to consider the total cost of what you end up with, not the relative price of the upgrade and the initial cost of the item.
post #13 of 16
I think a lot of people commenting likely don't have a netbook.

Mine has 2gb of ram, and a Vertex SSD.

Do the ram, save the money on the SSD. You won't notice much from the SSD because the Atom is so absurdly slow as it is. Trust me, its not worth the $
post #14 of 16
I got my netbook used for $200 and the previous owner already upgraded the RAM. I put in an Intel V 40Gb, and I love it. The battery life is extended an extra 2-4 hours, the thing turns on in a snap, no program takes too long, despite the weak cpu.

And my SSD was only $110 on here. If the price is right, go for it.
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
I think a lot of people commenting likely don't have a netbook.

Mine has 2gb of ram, and a Vertex SSD.

Do the ram, save the money on the SSD. You won't notice much from the SSD because the Atom is so absurdly slow as it is. Trust me, its not worth the $
cant agree
on my N450
the SSD was way more effective update then going to 2GB RAM (when i updated to 2GB RAM i didnt felt any change in speed unlike the update to an SSD)
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
I think a lot of people commenting likely don't have a netbook.

Mine has 2gb of ram, and a Vertex SSD.

Do the ram, save the money on the SSD. You won't notice much from the SSD because the Atom is so absurdly slow as it is. Trust me, its not worth the $
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
I got my netbook used for $200 and the previous owner already upgraded the RAM. I put in an Intel V 40Gb, and I love it. The battery life is extended an extra 2-4 hours, the thing turns on in a snap, no program takes too long, despite the weak cpu.

And my SSD was only $110 on here. If the price is right, go for it.
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cant agree
on my N450
the SSD was way more effective update then going to 2GB RAM (when i updated to 2GB RAM i didnt felt any change in speed unlike the update to an SSD)
I think this proves the point - whether the upgrade makes sense or not depends on what you're doing. If you're CPU bound, no other upgrades will help. If you're disk I/O bound (and it's not due to paging) then no RAM upgrade will help. If you're low on RAM, then an SSD is a waste.

What works for one person won't necessarily work for anyone else.
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