Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
RAM is so dirt cheap right now it just doesn't make sense not to get 4GB or more. Windows can't really use all of it right now but some other programs can.
2GB of premium DDR2 RAM is only $45. It is so easy to install even my dad can do it.
It doesn't seem like that long ago when 256 mb cost more than that. Of course that was when 256 was a lot of RAM.
For the record, I'm pretty much a Mac person, but I do own both. My computer at home is a Mac and I have a cheap PC laptop that I take on the road just for very basic stuff, bidding on internet load boards and using efax. The PC runs Vista but I only use it for web browsing, email, and faxing. I haven't noticed any glaring problems, other than the usual things that irritate me about Windows in general. I have 1.5 gb and it seems to do fine with what I use it for. The OS does seem to hog more memory than the Mac OS though. When I was doing office work I used XP and that was three years ago. That was the last time I had used a PC, so when I picked this one up a couple months ago, there was a definite adjustment. But from my experience, Vista seems to work ok for basic things. I haven't tried any really complicated programs on it and I'm probably not going to either since I'm about one run to Texas away from getting a new Macbook and giving this one to a relative.