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hard drive or memory?

by lhschic05 / April 2, 2005 10:38 AM PST

The laptop I am looking at starts with 256MB of memory and 30GB of hard drive space. I can only increase one of these areas. Which would be the best choice to spend my money on. If it helpw to know what i will be using this computer for i will be using it for college, which means i will be working on it as well as storeing some music, and photos.
Thank you some much if you reply to this!!!!!!!!!!!

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by damasta55r / April 2, 2005 12:02 PM PST
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Memory can always be increased. DDR2 is supposed to surpass DDR in terms of production later this year, so expect prices to drop.

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by nino88 / April 2, 2005 2:30 PM PST
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I personally would go with higher memory. It makes a lot of difference on the speed. I've never really care about the harddrive size as long as it's 20gig or above (for laptops). I like to store my stuff externally and keep the load to the minimum in my laptops.

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by Fredrick_NP / April 3, 2005 4:56 AM PDT
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The HD is not important although its stupid of them to only put a 30 GB hard drive in... 30 is plenty plenty.

The memory will affect everything you do. With more memory your computer will be much faster and will be able to do many more things at once.

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