I have an Asus X551CA laptop that I bought about six months ago. I love this laptop dearly as it was the first major computer that I bought for myself. It has been a workhorse for me and has had many miles put on it. My needs for a computer have changed recently and I need something that has a little more umph. I will buy a desktop if needed but I like the lightness and mobility of the laptop. I know I can upgrade the RAM (it can support 10GB) and I will be replacing the drive w/ a Seagate hybrid in the future. I was wondering three things: Can I upgrade the processor (it has an Intel Core i3 1.8 ghz atm), the Video card (has Intel 4000 hd atm), and is there anywehre I can find a 10gb RAM stick? I know that i could get a desktop but I really wanna keep my nice notebook and my theory is I can upgrade all of it myself for cheaper than to just buy a new laptop. I know it's a lot of work I just know that some CPUs are smoldered so if someone could help me it would be appreciated. Thanks!