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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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I noticed that the max memory for the XPS 13 (L321X) is 4GB, and that the memory is soldered onto the motherboard. Is this true? Why do this? I was looking forward to upgrading to 8 GB or 16 GB.

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Re: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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Very few ultrabooks have upgradeable RAM - this one does not.

The slim form factor demands low-profile parts - that means the RAM and CPU are both hard soldered to the mainboard.  The other major advantages for the system vendors are cheaper production costs and built-in obsolescence (thanks, Apple, for originating that!).

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Re: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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Very few ultrabooks have upgradeable RAM - this one does not.

The slim form factor demands low-profile parts - that means the RAM and CPU are both hard soldered to the mainboard.  The other major advantages for the system vendors are cheaper production costs and built-in obsolescence (thanks, Apple, for originating that!).

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Re: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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Thank you ejn63. It is disappointing, but I understand.

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RE: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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I have a 3-year old XPS13 (service tag #67NG1W1).  Can the memory be added to, like with a SD card or something?

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RE: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook L321X (Memory not upgradeable?)

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Not the system memory, no.  SD cards are for storage - not for system RAM use.