Dell offers a RAM upgrade when you order you 1501 but charges $65 bucks for another 512mb stick, $120 for 1GB Stick (so you get the same amount of memory as the $65 upgrade but get charged another $55 for it to be all on the same stick) or $250 for 2GB. These prices are ridiculous, this is how one of the ways Dell makes a huge profit on a public that may not know better. The best option is to buy your 1501 and upgrade later.
I just bought a 1GB stick from newegg.com this morning for $80 shipped. Saved $40 bucks from what Dell charges and I still have my original 512mb stick. This brings my total memory up to 1.5GB for only $80 dollars. Not too shabby. Remember you can buy RAM online cheap and most brands are perfectly fine for your everyday use. You're looking for Notebook DDR2 SDRAM 533MHZ, also known as PC2 4200. Happy hunting!
UPS will be delivering Monday so when it comes in I'm will be taking a bunch of pictures and writing a guide on how to upgrade your RAM.
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