8GB vs 4 GB RAM (For 2-in-1)

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    'Netbooks' have 1 or 2 (sometimes 3) USB ports and no optical drive though they typically have a SD card slot.
     
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    Depends on the memory type. Most new laptops have DDR4 memory. You could probably get another 4GB stick for around $50. If it uses DDR3, probably around $35.
     
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    Seen DDR4 and DDR3 thrown around; haven't looked up what they mean.
     
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    Although I suspect 4 GB Ram on SSD should do it, assuming original performance speeds don't diminish too much over time, I decided to play it safe and do 8 GB among other minimum specs I'm now looking for. But I may wait for prices to dip some, maybe after the summer.
     
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    Over the years, there have been many advances in memory architecture which have lead to several distinct types of RAM, none of which are interchangeable. If you want to upgrade RAM on any computer, check the manufacturer’s specs for memory types and replace only with approved types. The DDR (double data rate) SDRAM modules all have different pin layouts, so DDR3 modules won’t fit in a slot intended for DDR4 and vice versa.
     
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