I bought this computer for my 12 year old son: Originally released June 2012 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 4000 He insisted on a DVD player. He is also taking pilot lessons and uses some piloting software, that so far, seems to work okay on the computer. Otherwise, very light workload. I was thinking of upping the ram to 8gb and I was wondering if there is anything else I should do to it to keep it up to date. I'm a writer and publisher by trade and I have found that I love the keyboard on this thing. For this reason, I am even considering using it myself in the future if I can make it last. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.