I will have to go to Circuit City and see how the new HP DV1000 (with the CD/DVD functions with the notebook turned off and the built in remote control - however integrated/shared video memory) works for the RAM.
On the HPZT3000 / Compaq X1000 I have (which is a Pentium M notebook also but with a 15.4" widescreen and dedicated video RAM) there is 1 easy to access slot under the notebook. It is labeled RAM and you just remove a screw, pop off the cover, click in the RAM the correct direction(while grounded or touching a large metal object) and you are done. The 2nd RAM slot (populated by HP/Compaq first if only 1 RAM slot used) is under the keyboard so you can access that but only by removing the keyboard which is more complicated.
However, the DV1000 may be different.
I will try to go to Circuit City this weekend or if anyone knows post the answer.
I assume, however, that at least the 2nd slot should be easily accessible for the user and yes you can easily pop in PC2700 (333mhz) notebook RAM 512mb for under 100 after rebate when on sale.
I put in Kingston for 69.99 after rebate at Fry's Electronics (sale price). Crucial RAM is $110.00 or so plus shipping I think. Check for Kingston or Centon on sale at Best buy or Circuit City (PC2700 notebook RAM not desktop) -- or see outpost.com -- (Fry's website)-- they usually have a brand on there for 99.99 that is decent but you would add shipping to that also.
Also, you can go to X1000forum.com and go to the upgrades section and there is a pinned topic at the top for current RAM memory deals -- you should be using the same memory as we use on the ZT3000/X1000 for now.
I was just curious on how easy it is to install extra memory on the HP DV1000. i.e. Ordering a laptop w/ only 256MB and adding a stick of 512MB. Thanks for your time.