My new laptop that IT gave me is Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, 4.00 GB RAM, Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.50 GHz. It's an HP Elitebook 8460p. I wasn't asked for input as to what I'd like. It's got CS6 and I mainly use PS and ID, along with some Illustrator. It's working pretty good - definitely better than my old laptop - but still not as fast as I had hoped. Would adding more RAM help you think? Or would it be a waste of money? Thanks.
Absolutely, more is better. Try to stuff 16 GB in there if you can swing it.
I don't know what your budget might be, but a big SSD would be helpful too. Something like a 512 GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD costs under $600 now.
I'm not sure I'll even be able to get them to install more RAM, so I doubt they'll go for something like that. RAM is pretty much my only option right now, trying to decide whether it's even worth bringing up with them.
Tell them that your 64 bit system can't come into its own unless it's addressing more than 4 GB of RAM.
If you can't get them to buy it, 16 GB of 1333MHz SODIMMs is only about a hundred bucks. Do yourself a favor and buy them with your own money.
Here's a pair for only $67:
That's great. Thanks for reporting back!
Not to push things further, but just in the time of this thread 512 GB SSDs have dropped to under $400...