You can't always trust what the prebuilt specifications say. I bought a prebuilt Compaq X1360US (X1000 series -- same as HPZT3000 series -- very similar to Toshiba M35 but doesn't have the Trubrite LCD and it has 32mb or 64mb ATI video not Nvidia) and it also stated 2 256mb RAM modules (which means it would be full) but I found out recently when doing a memory test (HP had a defective memory recall) that only had 1 512mb RAM module.
So I upgraded and added a 2nd PC2700 Kingston memory stick to my notebook last weekend from Fry's Electronics (89 - 20 rebate = 69) -- price good through 8/17.
If you order the Toshiba M35 (M30) custom online you get a 10% discount from Toshiba and then you could insure you get the 1 RAM stick .... but otherwise check the RAM slots when you receive the notebook.
does the m35 being sold at best buy come with 2x256 or 1x516? i've heard many people getting the 1x516 but the toshiba webcites says that model comes 2x256?
im looking to buy this notebook by the end of the week. it seems like many people are pleased with it