Memory Configuration / Expansion Options on a Studio 17 (Base config: 4GB)
I am preparing to purchase a Studio 17 Laptop but I have been unable to find sufficient details about the baseline memory configuration on Dell's website. I will be using this machine to run multiple VMware "guest" operating system instances simultaneously and may need more than the 4GB eventually. Anyhow, I am not ready now to lay down the extra $250 Dell is asking to configure my new system with 8 GB going out the door. Yet, I need answers to a few questions before I am ready to make the purchase at 4 GB.
How many slots are there to start with?
How is Dell likely to configure the base system (1-4GB, 2-2GB, or, worst, 4-1GB DIMMs)?
Would it be unreasonable to expect, or even insist, that they only install a single 4GB DIMM? (I really would rather not need to Ebay a couple 1 or 2 GB DIMMs and then be forced to buy two 4 GB DIMMs to reach 8 GB when I should only need one.)
Does anyone out there know these answers from their recent purchase of a Studio or other similar model/configuration. I have a feeling I already know what the answer will be. emoticon.Sad.title It's probably why they know they can get away with charging $250 for an option that should cost $150