Cheaper RAM on the Horizon

Paul Lilly

DRAM prices could once again be trending downwards , this time on the heels of weakening demand for PCs, Digitimes reports.

While memory makers are hoping that replacement PC purchases in the enterprise sector will help drive DRAM pricing back up, Samsung offered a different outlook, saying continued sales slumps will result in the DRAM market being saddled with an oversupply of memory at least through the first quarter of 2011, if not longer.

Not only does this mean that RAM kits could start to fall this month, but it's likely OEM PC vendors will offer up larger amounts of RAM in their rigs, perhaps as free upgrade promotions. So in other words, whether you're looking to upgrade your machine or buy a pre-built, keep an eye peeled for deals on memory.

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