Question RAM Upgrade or get new laptop?

AssumingUnicorn

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The laptop I'm currently using is the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM.
Specs:
CPU: i3-7100U @ 2.40
RAM: 4 GB (DDR3?) SDRAM @ 2133

The purpose of me using this laptop has been for normal school stuff, but transitioning to video editing. I haven't done any on this laptop yet, but I'm sure it won't be as great as my desktop PC. Despite having only 2 cores, would a RAM upgrade to 8 GB of DDR4 help in any way? Or would the CPU be bottlenecking it?
 
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hang-the-9

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You can't just talk about bottlenecks, it depends on the workload once you use it.

Yes more RAM will speed it up if you get another 4 GB and run it in dual channel. Yes a faster CPU with the same RAM will also speed it up.

Exactly what is better needs to be tested with the application.

If the system does not have a solid state drive, then replacing the drive will also help.
 
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