DIMM ram modules in laptops - the future?

  jg1990 21:40 02 Jun 2004

Hi all,

I went in to PC World today to have some more RAM put in my Fujitsu Siemens laptop to be told that it takes standard desktop DIMM ram modules instead of specialised SODIMM laptop modules.

Could this be the future of laptop memory?



  Gaz 25 22:48 02 Jun 2004

Thats odd, most laptops do have SODIMM.

  computernerdiamnot 23:43 02 Jun 2004

Are you sure, that is news to me?????????????? I would double check, you could be right. If you have not upgraded yet i would advise you to go to this site and have it confirmed,
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  jg1990 10:45 03 Jun 2004

I'm absolutely certain my Fujitsu Siemens laptop takes DIMM modules. PC World fitted one there nd then, I was watching them.

I say is this the future as its a new laptop (within 1 week old).

I'm quite pleased that it takes DIMMs as they are cheaper. :-)



  computernerdiamnot 10:48 03 Jun 2004

Well James we learn something every day and you are quite right that it is cheaper. By the way what model is your laptop.

I hope you are enjoying it and enjoying the better spec.



  jg1990 10:52 03 Jun 2004

The model is the Amilo D.

It's the one being advertised on tele.


  Mister Splendid 12:11 03 Jun 2004

Crucial site confirms jg1990 is right. The Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D x830 series all take standard 184 pin DIMMs. Lets hope other notebook manufacturers follow thier lead.

  andrew-216448 14:08 03 Jun 2004

No James, it is not the future of laptop memory. Some of the desktop replacement laptops already used this type of ram modules to bring down the cost and also make it easy to upgrades. One of the very first manufacturer to do so was ECS in their Desknote series notebooks. Another manufacturer is Acer in their Aspire 1700 series.

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