Ladies, gents & grim reapers of the damned..... being one of the only 'tech heads' in the family, i was recently asked to look for a laptop for a cousinof mine who was looking for a cost effective, portable, powerful laptop for uni. this laptop was to handle all his work & entertainment as he is givign his desktop pc away so this laptop is going to become more or less a desktop replacement for him the processor is a Core 2 Duo (mobile) 1.73Ghz & it already comes with 2Gb 667 ram as standard. now the question he asked me (as he did have a lot of money to throw away) would there be any point it upgrading the 2Gb ram to 4Gb?? I told him that i didnt really know as having 4Gb on a laptop was more a luxury then anything else usually reserved for somebody with more money then brain cells, ive heard of 4Gb going into a desktop but i never actually seen anybody with that amount of ram first hand so i know nothing of all the performance benefits that 4Gb has over 2Gb. so my question would be.... would there be a serious boost in performance after installing 4Gb? his graphics card is also a hypermem so when he decides to game theres enough for his graphics to feed off without effecting the overall performance of his laptop. but its either 4Gb ram or a CPU upgrade to 2Ghz. I said that the 2Ghz upgrade would be a better idea.