Acer Aspire V5 Upgrades

So I'm considering getting an Acer Aspire V5 (Pentium 967, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) laptop for dashing around and coding (purely code - not running local testbed servers, etc). Researching the processor on it states the processor can handle 16GB RAM... Yet crucial says the laptop can only handle 8GB.

Would this be Crucial being conservative? Does anyone own one of these laptops, and have you upgraded the RAM on it?

Would be very interesting to hear!