I am planning to buy a new notebook, and among the requirements I thought that I want 8GB of memory now, and the possibility to upgrade to 16 later.
I have done some searching and I have learned that Intel's Core i3/i5/i7 branding is a complete mess, and that the mobile versions of Core i3/i5/i7 (Arrandale or Clarksfield) have no or little corresponding matching with the desktop versions (Lynnfield, Clarkdale, Bloomfield, ...).
Apparently the desktop Core i7 cpus can support 24GB of memory, but that does not help me since it appears that none of the mobile CPU supports more than 8GB (not even the core i7 extreme edition).
I gave up on finding information on AMD's web site; I could not find any mentioning about memory limitations at all.
Is really only 8GB of memory the maximum amount of memory possible for a notebook today???