Help me choose: Memory

Memory is the workhorse behind your system’s performance. RAM temporarily stores information from your operating system, applications and data.

More memory can:
• Deliver faster performance
• Load pages faster
• Handle more open files at once
• Open large files quickly
• Work with more open applications at once

One DIMM or two?

DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) is the type of memory chip used in Dell Latitude Rugged laptops. Most have accessible slots for two memory DIMMs.

A system 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.


DDR4 memory

Systems with Intel’s 6th & 7th Gen processors ship with DDR4 memory from the factory.

They are not backward compatible with previous technology such as DDR3L memory, and you won’t be able to insert a DDR3L DIMM.

The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.

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 RAM16GB* memory
Advanced performance capability8GB* or more of memory
Balance of price and advanced performance4GB* or more of memory