I once read somewhere that unless you're a hardcore programmer who needs all the potential of RAM to compile their codes, you don't need any more than 4gigs of RAM. I'm wondering if there's any merit to this. Personally, I use my laptop for schoolwork, browsing, some games (SC2 and Steam), and a bit of video editting (Sony Vegas) on the side. I don't think I've ever experienced a time where I felt like I needed more than 4gigs of RAM. But y'know, if it turns out that the average user does indeed require at least 4gigs of RAM and upgrading to 8gigs helps, I'll do it. But if it turns out that most of us don't even utilize that 4gigs, getting an extra 4gigs would be a waste of money.