Question trash or upgrade RAM?

Jun 16, 2022
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Hi, I've searched around a bit about this particular laptop model but I have a feeling its such junk that I probably shouldn't waste my time. Its the Lenovo IdeaPadAMD A6-9220e (ASIN B081GMHQLR) and holy crap its SLOOOOW. Bought it for kid thinking it'd be OK and long story short, I was wrong. I'd love opinions and/or guidance on upgrading RAM or a suggestion for a completely new laptop that costs around $300 and doesn't SUCK. Yeah, it's a lot to ask I guess. Thanks though!
 

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eMMC storage and likely soldered on 4GB of ram. IF it has a ram slot, you could maybe get it up to 20GB with a 16GB stick.

I would just return it if possible, or sell it for as much as you can get.

I will look into some decent options.
 

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For somewhat decent gaming, you'll need a little more:
$600, but with a discrete GPU.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/749506432?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3GTHiTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3GTHiTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=1167790&campaign_id=9383


Probably the best deal at $330:

1th gen i5, 512GB SSD, 16GB of ram, and Intel's slightly better Irix Xe level graphics.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/792116879?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3nW3iTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3nW3iTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=1167790&campaign_id=9383

Lenovo Refurb $299, 11th gen i3, 256GB SSD, 8GB of ram
https://www.newegg.com/gray-lenovo-ideapad-3-mainstream/p/1TS-000E-0XP80?quicklink=true

Possibly the best light gamer:
ASUS Refurb $299, Ryzen 3250U Vega 3 graphics, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD
https://www.newegg.com/black-asus-f412da-ws33-rb-mainstream/p/1TS-001A-063X8?quicklink=true

$315 Acer 11th gen i3, 128GB SSD, 4GB ram
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-A515-56-36UT-Display-i3-1115G4-Processor/dp/B08VKT45K4

$250

11th gen i3, 128GB, 4GB of memory. Not sure if it is eMMC flash, but it is possible.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gateway-15-6-Ultra-Slim-Notebook-Carrying-Case-Wireless-Mouse-FHD-Intel-Core-i3-1115G4-Dual-Core-4GB-Memory-128GB-SSD-Tuned-THX-Audio-1-0MP-Webcam-HD/996759914?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3nTHiTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=2WuXcqTv-xyIU3eyteXT1weEUkDz3nTHiTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=1167790&campaign_id=9383


Cheapest options go for $429, there might be hidden coupon codes you can use on this, but it is straight from Dell. EMPOFF50 sometimes works for $50 off.
11th gen i3, 1x8GB of ram, 128GB SSD, integrated Intel graphics.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-3000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3511-laptop/nn3511eyxsh?AID=227502&cjevent=ac4d388bedad11ec830509e50a82b836&publisher=&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww&gacd=9614781-23761182-5750457-265988609-127889515&dgc=af&VEN1=12578053-227502-06KgspyI0TSok0qScaaOdxV-TechBargains&dclid=CP_jwq3fsvgCFWiBAAAdg2sLtA&nclid=QeIjxw1UkgMC-uuiBySXrvKktmglutJz3C8RdUclx7ldX-gT2R8BMXYtgqBqSU2G


Quite old, but does have a discrete GPU, $299:
i7-6700HQ, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Radeon R7 M360
https://www.newegg.com/black-dell-latitude-e5470-mainstream/p/1TS-000A-0MS65
 

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