Saturday, October 6, 2007

To update or not to update

I was recently considering updating my desktop with more RAM. The cost of adding 2GB of RAM is about $120. The cost of getting a new (or slightly used) desktop, with a faster processor and better graphics card, with 2GB of RAM, is about $600. So, is it worth spending money to get 2GB of RAM? The downside was that such a new desktop would likely come with Vista, and would wholly defeat the purpose of getting a newer machine: improving performance. Getting a mac would in the long run be much more of a bargain. But then it becomes worthwhile to get that 2GB of RAM. I settled on getting 1GB for about $60. I think I made the right choice.