06/11/2011, 10:29 PM
There is no "HP user interface", it's all about what OS comes on the machine. People are also going by outdated information when it comes to which is better. Some could say that since MacOS X has been out since 2001, it is leading people who are already resistant to change into being unable to change. Look at how much difficulty people had switching from Windows XP, because they couldn't handle any change to the UI at the desktop level.
Originally Posted by EvilKell
Now, back to the topic at hand, how much of a price premium is there on memory? If you look at the price difference between a 2GB stick of memory and a 4GB stick of memory, even in a regular PC, you will see that the price is quite a bit more for the 4GB stick of memory. Since we are not talking about hard drive space, but about chips here, the cost of going from a 1GB to 2GB to 4GB stick of memory over the years has shown that a 4GB single stick of memory is generally more than the price of two 2GB sticks of memory. Much of this has to do with the demand for higher capacity chips, and the sales volumes. Note that these days, there is a very low demand for more than 4GB of system memory, so there has not been the push to go beyond the 4GB mark, and we don't see single sticks of 8GB each being sold in the consumer space at this point.