Gone are the days when you had to lug around bulky laptops which not only were a pain to carry, but also lacked power and were unfriendly to upgrades. By the looks of it, notebook manufacturers seemed to have wisened up now as most of the notebook models that are available in the market today are upgradeable in one way or another. Though you can’t upgrade the GPU inside a laptop but you can surely upgrade the RAM (in laptops that support upgradeability).
Manufacturers usually have a support page on their websites which provides details on how to upgrade the laptop memory by buying RAM from the manufacturers themselves. Often, consumers think that they can find memory for their laptops from the laptop manufacturers only, and end up paying a lot of money for it. We’d like to open their eyes and let them know that this is not the only way to buy or upgrade your RAM. Other options are also available in the market. And this is where experienced memory manufacturers such as Kingston come into the picture. Kingston has been making computer memory from a long time now and they have a huge portfolio of computer memory available. Kingston has three main segments of computer memory available for consumers which are ValueRAM, HyperX and System Specific Memory. ValueRAM is Kingston’s competitively priced system memory available for servers, desktops and laptops. HyperX memory on the other hand is Kingston’s high performing memory segment for enthusiasts or anyone who asks for extreme performance. Finally there is System Specific Memory which is designed and manufactured for a specific brand and model of a computer system. System specific memory is available for servers, desktops and notebooks but we’ll be focusing on Kingston’s System Specific Memory for laptops in this article.
Kingston System Specific Memory is customised and tested to meet the exact specification requirements of each system for which the memory is manufactured. Searching for and ordering memory for your system is extremely easy. You just need to head over to Kingston’s website, locate system specific memory for laptops and select the manufacturer, product line and model of your laptop and you’re done. The page will display results based on your search query and you’ll see that the memory for your laptop if supported will be listed. It’s that easy to search and buy system specific memory from Kingston.
We received the KTD-L3B4G memory specific to our Dell XPS 14z for testing. We were actually surprised after seeing how easy it was to search and locate memory for any particular laptop model from any supported brand. The KTD-L3B4G memory module features 4GB DDR3 memory at 1333MHz PC3-10600. The module is a 204-Pin SODIMM module made specifically for Dell notebooks. The module comes in standard Kingston memory packaging which is sealed with a tamper proof seal. You also get a small instruction sheet with the memory package.
Apart from the usual listing, you’ll also receive a certificate of compatibility from Kingston for system specific memory which states that Kingston guarantees the modules are 100% compatible to work correctly with the specific machine they were designed for. It also states that each memory module is thoroughly tested at all stages during the manufacturing process and that the modules support lifetime warranty. This is enough to say that Kingston’s System Specific Memory is robust and dependable.
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In our 30 days with Kingston feature, we’ve also done features on the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD and the Kingston DataTraveler 256GB pen drive and Kingston HyperX Beast memory kit. You can check them out here.