Just like retailers might pass off a computer with an older processor, they might try to stiff you on memory.
For a regular size notebook, which might be 14â€ or 15â€ and up you definitely want to get at least 2 gigabytes of RAM, but three or four are better. Also, get a hard drive with at least 320 GB, says Bradford. â€œMost netbooks have 1GB of RAM standard and come come with 160 or 250 GB hard drive. If you can, try to get one with a bigger hard drive."