Originally Posted by oolatin
2 GB is overkill for games unless you're doing video editing or using an application like photoshop or AutoCAD. I noticed a performance increase on my M505 by increasing the memory to 1GB. Although, 2GB sounds nice and all, I can't think of a game that will use 2GB of RAM, unless you use some kind of program that uses your RAM as a swap file as well. I've heard a couple of people using such a program for their systems with 2GB RAM. I still want a 100GB 7200rpm drive, just to increase my system performance and load times.
Heck...right now I would settle for a good 7200rpm 80GB drive. Just bought the Gateway 7422GX and I love it, but it does move rather slowly. With the AMD 64 proc and 1GB RAM I figured it would be a lot faster than my desktop...but it is pretty slow. I don't have a lot of software on it, so the only thing I can figure out that is probably slowing it down is the 80GB 4200rpm drive.
The other thing that really bugs me is that I only get an hour and 45 minutes out of a battery charge. I would like to find an external battery that I could take cross country with me when I fly that would give me at least 4+ hours on a charge. I do a lot of west coast to east coast flying and I bought the Gateway to do work on the long commutes. The good thing is the screen is beautiful and the machine really does a good job while watching movies...but I don't know too many movies out there that are only 1 hr, 45 mins. Oh well...I will keep reading the forums and hope that someone comes upon something that will help.