Why is the Corsair RAM much pricier than the Kingston?

By dajuso
Sep 10, 2005
  1. Howdy.

    The two memory sticks I'm looking at for my HP TC4200 are the CORSAIR and KINGSTON 512MB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533.

    The Corsair RAM is $90, while the Kingston is only $55.

    Is there something about Kingston RAM that some of us don't know about? Any significance between the two?

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Why is SAAB more expensive than Opel/Vauxhall?
    They're basically the same car, using the same internal components.

    You are talking laptop memory here, which is always more expensive than normal memory. Also, a lot less laptop memory is produced/needed worldwide.
    Kingston is bigger than Corsair, and produce more laptop memory.
    Corsair sits in a niche and caters to people in-the-know who want just that bit extra quality and speed. That extra needs to be paid for.
  3. I don't agree. RAM is RAM and you can get Kingston RAM with different specs then the commercial stuff. Kingston has lifetime guarantee and I've never seen it fail "on its own." Providing it is for North America and not made in China of course.
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

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