Not everybody buys a laptop to cram it full of high-speed, high-density memory, but those who do might see the appeal in Super Talent’s latest SO-DIMM offering. The company says it’s started manufacturing the "world’s first" 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM capable of running at up to 1,600MHz, and it now plans to kick off shipments.
That "world’s first" claim might not be unfounded. A quick look at Newegg shows the quickest 4GB SO-DIMM modules (and 8GB kits) listed are rated for operation at 1333MHz. I expect that speed would suffice for most laptops running at stock speeds, but folks wishing to attempt overclocking higher-end desktop replacements could appreciate the extra headroom.
Speaking of desktop replacements, Super Talent says it tested the new four-gig DDR3 SO-DIMM using HP’s Envy 17-1011NR "mobile workstation." That 17-inch, jumbo-sized notebook sells for just under $1,500 at Amazon and comes with a quad-core Core i7-720QM processor as well as Mobility Radeon HD 5850 discrete graphics. I don’t know if owners would be all that excited about a memory upgrade, though, considering the thing ships with 8GB of DDR3 RAM.