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upgradable

Capable of being revised with the expectation that additional features or capabilities will be included. Most software is upgradable. If available, a new version can be successfully installed over an older version, as long as no conflicts with other applications are introduced. Software stored in a flash memory firmware chip may also be upgradable. See firmware.

Desktops Are Upgradable - Laptops Are Limited
USB and eSATA ports enable all computers to be upgraded with external hardware; however, internal devices may or may not be upgradable. For example, many components in most desktop PCs can be replaced, but there is limited upgradability with laptop computers. In a laptop, memory is typically the only internal component that can be easily changed. Storage can be upgraded, but requires some mechanical ability. In addition, unlike a desktop computer, which typically allows a second drive to be added, the laptop's single drive must be replaced entirely, requiring re-installation or copying of the software. See update, USB and eSATA.
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An optional feature rewinds the labels inside the unit in preparation for automatic application, and a memory of 4MB RAM is standard in all models and is upgradable to 12MB.
Since much of the IPS layer implementations will be in software and firmware, these initial products are expected to be upgradable to conform to later revisions of the IPS standards.
The three-axis Techno CNC router costs under $19,000 and is upgradable to four axes for around $5000.
and feature an Intel Pentium 233 MHz MMX processor, a minimum of 3.2 GB hard disk drive, 32 MB of RAM (upgradable to 128 MB), and a resistive antiglare touchscreen.
Also, it copies all current CD formats, allows multiple CD images to be stored and duplicated from a local hard disk drive, allows users to make multiple copies of multiple masters with job scheduling function, and is upgradable to future CD-R/DVD drive technology.
It now comes with eight camera inputs, which are upgradable to 32; a 20 GB hard drive, and the user's choice of a pre-installed 56K data modem or network card.
The Dreamcast console will retail in the UK at 199 pounds ($320.43) and features a 33Kbps modem in Europe (although US models will support a 56Kbps device) for internet access and is upgradable for online gaming between two remote players over an internet portal web site .