Sometimes you know something but some hard evidence just seals the deal. So was our thinking when we read Gizmodo’s Prof. Dealzmodo column this week which proves that you can save money by not buying a computer fully speced out. Case and point is the example of configuring a Dell Studio 17. The report shows that a model with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive will cost $799. But when you want to double the RAM and hard drive the price hits $1,049 on Dell.com. What Prof. Dealzmodo teaches the class is that you can pick up those 2 extra gigs of RAM and a second 320GB hard drive at New Egg. That brings the cost to $918. You just have to know how to up the RAM and replace the hard drive yourself. That is where LAPTOP steps in and shows you how to do that in our how-to videos and articles. This type of cost savings method only works through notebook manufacturers like HP and Dell that allow you to configure your laptop on your own on their Website, but these days every little bit helps, right?