So, got my taxes done way early (which is odd, because this years were tough), and I Got my refund already and i decided that I needed a new bed laptop (just something to use while lounging around about to hit the hay).
I didn't need to spend much.....maybe 500 bucks or so to get something that was in the i3/i5/i7 series and could do 1920x1080. These were my minimum requirements.
I ended up picking one that only had 4GB of RAM and bought a 16 GB kit just to upgrade it thinking that would make up for what i was lacking.
I found the expansion slot that they give easy access to (to add a RAM stick) but I couldn't find the other slot. After tearing apart the entire PC to have full view of the board, I find RAM chips soldered directly into the mother board, rather than being their own stick......
I was a bit frustrated (but it worked out because the wife's laptop got the second stick and got an upgrade in the process), so I'm only at 12GB, but I was just shocked that they started doing this. Was news to me. Niot sure if other manufacturers are doing this as well or not yet (haven't really looked into it).
Just wanted to post to let you guys know in case a laptop purchase is in your future and upgrading it is part of your plans....
PS: The wife was awestruck that the first thing I did to my new laptop was dismantle the entire thing. She doesn't know me very well.