You've asked a million dollar question lol. Even HP's site doesn't specify. It does look like it comes with one 4GB stick, with another slot open, so at the minimum, it'll handle 8GB. It "might" do two 8GB sticks, but I doubt it.
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Unfortunately, that's the bad luck of any electronic, there's going to be bad Apples... wait that's a horrible pun.