kingston-netbook-ramKingston Technology is launching a line of computer memory designed specifically for netbooks. Kingston’s new HyperX SO-DIMM line users faster latency timing in netbooks with 533MHz bus speeds to provide improved performance for netbook users without driving up the price. A 2GB SO-DIMM will set you back just $35.

The copany says the HyperX memory will work in netbooks by Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte, among others.

via NotebookReview

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5 replies on “Kingston launches RAM for netbooks”

  1. Would regular use of a netbook even need more than 1GB of ram? How many people you know that have a netbook do more than just check email and surf the internet. But either way, the price is right 🙂

  2. Why would we want 533MHz modules? The 945chipset(which is in pretty much every netbook), supports up to 800MHz memory. Many of the people who upgraded the ram on their Winds and EEEs grabbed 2GB sticks of 800MHz ram, and it actually does run at 800MHz. There isn’t any real price difference between the 533MHz stuff and the 800MHz stuff at Newegg, either.

  3. Probably my only regret with regards to my recent netbook purchase (Mini 9) is that I didn’t realize how easy they are to upgrade, so I got the Dell memory and SDD. In hindsight (especially at $35), I should have gone this route and gotten a high-perf SDD (mine’s the Dell – which would be STEC or something like that – 32GB, but I’d rather have gotten as high-speed 64GB as I could get.
    2GB is great for these things, though. I can run full Aero (Win7) with all of Office 2007, including Visio and Project, plus compile XNA games with VS.Net. With the exception of running tasks concurrently, it for the most part screams with even the stock 2GB and SDD; next time around (6-8 months), I’m definitely going the aftermarket memory route.

  4. I wonder how much of a real world boost this would actually make (other than the simple fact of upgrading to 2GB of ram)? Core 2 chips don’t seem to be affected very much by memory timings. I wonder how the Atom would respond with it’s more simplistic architecture and slower clock speeds?

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