Crucial announces DDR3 Laptop RAM

Good stuff. Crucial’s the first on the market with this notebook RAM; probably it’ll be snapped up by lux retailers like Alienware. I opted not to get DDR3 for my new desktop rig because the benefits aren’t really there yet compared with the advanced DDR2 RAM on the market, but for a notebook the benefits might be real. It does after all require less power and while I doubt too many laptops are really pushing the envelope on RAM data bandwidth, it’s always nice to have faster spec’d memory in there.

It’s pretty expensive right now, though: $135 for 1GB, compared with less than $50 for 2GB of DDR2. I’m as excited for DDR3 as much as the next guy but right now paying nearly three times as much isn’t really attractive.