Help me choose: Memory (RAM)
All else being equal, a system with more memory can:
- Deliver faster performance
- Handle more open files at once
- Open larger files
- Work with more open applications at once
One DIMM or two?
DIMM stands for dual in-line memory module, the type of memory chip used in Dell Latitude™ laptops. Most Latitude laptops have accessible slots for two memory DIMMs.
A system that is initially configured with two DIMMs will require at least one DIMM to be discarded if you upgrade your memory in the future. Systems configured with one DIMM leave one memory slot open, so if you decide to add memory later, you can leave the existing DIMM in place.Adding memory at the time of purchase can be more cost-effective and convenient than upgrading later.
|If you want ...||Choose ...|
|Extreme performance capability at time of purchase, as well as peace of mind for future software applications that may require more RAM||8GB* memory|
|Advanced performance capability||4GB* or more of memory|
|Balance of price and advanced performance, and the Dell recommended amount of memory to support the Aero interface in the premium versions of Windows Vista®||2GB* or more of memory|
|Memory for basic software applications||1GB* memory|