Re: "budget" laptop?

Subject: Re: "budget" laptop?
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:23:30 +0530

Sorry, hit Send accidentally, continuing post below...

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Edgar D' Souza
<edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> point stronger. Buying more memory than you can
>> actually use now makes no sense because the price
>> trend for all types of computer hardware is downward.
> Well, given the high rate of technological change, I'd posit that it
> was an inverted bell curve, where, as the technology grew older and
> more obsolescent, it got more and more expensive again. I have noticed
> this in the case of EDO RAM, FP-mode RAM, it's happening right now for
> DDR RAM (DDR-1, that is) and I expect it to happen for DDR2 as well,
> once the next generation of RAM technology goes mainstream. This is in
> India, perhaps the case is different elsewhere in the world.
> Anyway, the best buy is when the price is at the bottom of the
> inverted bell - the hardware is in plentiful supply.

We may be at this point right now for DDR2 RAM (in India, an
additional 1GB of RAM in a Dell Studio costs around US$38, a third of
what an after-market RAM DIMM of the same capacity used to cost about
a year ago). So it may be wise to buy the extra GB right away... Also,
buying the entire system from one vendor (especially if going for the
extended 3-year comprehensive warranty including accidental damage)
makes more sense to me than indulging in arguments with service
centers over an aftermarket DIMM I may have bought and stuck into the
laptop. That's just my way of looking at it.


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