I'm trying to understand what RAM does in order to make an educated choice buying a laptop. Thinking about HP Envy vs HP Pavillion but wonder if a notebook will do all I need.
I'll be using it for everyday email and web surfing, banking & shopping i am headed into the world of small business as well.
For internet should be 4GB enough, 8GB is better. But you don't have to worry, RAM is one of few parts in notebooks, which you can upgrade (very cheap: 4GB cost about 20$ here)
Unless is a Macbook Air which ram are soldered in place, or a notebook where to get to the ram slot you have to disassemble the whole notebook, no easy readily accessible ram compartment.