Why is Kingston memory more expensive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by theovandoesburg, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. theovandoesburg macrumors newbie

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    On Kingston.com, a 256MB SODIMM for an iBook G3 is $172, where as a 256MB SODIMM at Datamem.com is only $53.75. What gives? Would Kingston perform better? Both have lifetime warranties. Is it all about the "name"?
     
  2. johng723 macrumors member

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    it could be that kingston uses memory from a more reputable brand such as samsung and the other, cheaper ones from a generic brand. however, if you go to 1800memory.com you can find cheaper ram and they sell the same brand as apple uses in their powerbooks.
     
  3. mr_mac macrumors member

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    Kingston certifies that their RAM will work in your machine.

    I used kingston memory in hundreds of machines and only had a few problems VERY easily replaced. (Bad RAM happens... )

    Also check their Value RAM which is cheaper but fits most machines.

    Hope this helps,

    Mrmac
     
  4. kelvinz macrumors member

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