Upgrading a Laptop - ASUS N550LF

Neji

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Hi,

I'm currently in the market for a new laptop and I've just about narrowed it down to the following laptops:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/N550JV-15-6-inch-Touchscreen-Notebook-Steel/dp/B00EI552I8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380324045&sr=8-1&keywords=n550jv

http://www.amazon.co.uk/N550LF-15-6-inch-Touchscreen-Notebook-Steel/dp/B00ECOWH1A

You'll see they're very similar. I believe the i5 will be enough for my current needs (Photoshop, Illustrator etc) and while I do some gaming - it's not a deal breaker.

I would however like to know how easy it is to upgrade these ASUS laptops. I may want to upgrade both the CPU and GPU in a few years time so if it's an easy job to do then I'll go for the cheaper option now.

I've read that they're fairly easy to get in to (as I plan to pop an SSD in there right away) but not sure if there are other considerations for the CPU and GPU?

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
 

Neji

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Ah, that's a shame. Not a massive deal but it'd be nice to have the option.

Out of interest, why is that?

Are CPUs generally easy to upgrade in a laptop? I want to be sure as that will most likely be done in the future if I opt for the cheaper one.

EDIT: Actually found an image of the hardware. This is for the top end laptop but I'd guess it'd be similar to the lower end one?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_N550_UnterseiteOffen_834c21d01d.jpg
 
in general most laptops/notebook only allows the upgrade of ram and hdd/ssd or even the dvd drive.only hi end laptops have the option to swap out the cpu and gpu but there do cost a lot a money compare to the desktop cpu and gpu replacement(experience this first hand:p).The laptop itself cost a very large amount of money.the asus that you plan on getting does not have an option for gpu upgrade.cpu,might be.
 

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