I'm a non-gamer.
This machine has 4GB of ram.
I can't come close to using that no matter how much stuff I run at the same time.
I suppose there is some app/s that want a big chunk but not anything I use.
I'll guess that 6GB will be fine.
Btw......I get the senior discount.
I am looking at an HP Laptop that is a "Today's Special" on HSN(Home Shopping Network). First of all, I'm an "oldster" and not very learned about computers. Right now, I have a 3-year-old Gateway(bought from HSN) that is starting to have problems. As expensive as repairs can be, I thought it would be better to just get a new laptop. This HP is - I believe - a special model, created just for HSN, because I've googled the Model # and cannot find ANY info on it. It has a 17.3 inch screen and a 1 Terabyte hard drive, but it only has 6 "gigs" of RAM (I'm not sure I'm using the right terms; sorry!). Something just doesn't seem right to me. Shouldn't a laptop with a 17.3inch screen and a 1 Terabyte hard drive have more than 6 Gigs of RAM? I've seen other 1 Terabyte models in sales ads with more RAM - at least 8 gigs! I do NOT play internet games or watch movies, etc., except for YouTube videos. Mainly I use it for e-mail, Facebook, and Digital Scrapbooking, which is why I want the Terabyte; I have tons of pics and Digital Scrapbooking Kits. Any thoughts as to whether 6 gigs of RAM is enough for a 17.3inch laptop with 1Terabyte? I'd appreciate ANY help - TIA!