Lab – Research Laptop RAM (Answers) Lab – Research Laptop RAM (Answers)

In this lab, you will use the Internet, newspaper, or a local store to gather information about expansion memory for a laptop.

Answers Note: You may choose another laptop to research. The answers below are specific Lenovo T440p.

1. Research the manufacturer specifications for the memory in a laptop. List the specifications in the table below:

Memory Specifications Laptop Expansion Memory
Form Factor SODIMM
Type DDR3
Size (GB) 16 GB maximum
Manufacturer Lenovo
Speed 1600 MHz
Slots 2

2. Shop around, and in the table below list the features and costs for expansion memory for a laptop.

Memory Specifications Expansion Memory
Form Factor SODIMM
Type DDR3
Size (GB) 8 GB
Manufacturer Kingston
Speed 1600 MHz
Retail Cost $50

3. In your research, did you find any reason to select a particular type of expansion memory over another?
Answers will vary based on price, warranty, and preference.

4. Is the new expansion memory compatible with the existing memory installed in the laptop? Why is this important?
Yes. If the expansion memory speed is less than the manufacturer’s specifications, the laptop may not work at its optimal performance, and may crash the system.

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