Are Intel core i3 laptops upgradable? Especially the RAM(up to 8GB) and GPU(with a NVidia).

MicoJohn

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Can I upgrade my core i3 laptop with an 8GB RAM and use CUDA or NVIDIA GPU instead of Intel HD graphics. Cause, processing After Effects and 3ds Max graphics on CPU sucks.
 

jaguarskx

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Most laptops will allow you to upgrade RAM. The exception are some ultrabooks where the RAM is soldered directly into the motherboard.

The vast majority of laptops will not allow you to upgrade or install a graphic chip. The very few that do are specific gaming laptop models that generally cost around $1,300+. Additionally, graphic chips are not sold directly to consumers, they need to be purchased from ebay.
 

jaguarskx

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Most laptops will allow you to upgrade RAM. The exception are some ultrabooks where the RAM is soldered directly into the motherboard.

The vast majority of laptops will not allow you to upgrade or install a graphic chip. The very few that do are specific gaming laptop models that generally cost around $1,300+. Additionally, graphic chips are not sold directly to consumers, they need to be purchased from ebay.
 

MicoJohn

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The RAM problem is solved then.
I have a feeling that there is no solution for the GPU though, since I hear that Intel graphics comes soldered to the CPU or mother board. Thank.

 
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