ASUS Zenbook UX303LB (Nvidia GT 940M)

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  1. red_devil

    red_devil Notebook Guru

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    Thx reply.
    So Win OS is more than ok to support RAM,
    but Intel (and motherboard) hardware should be the limit of RAM support here.....
     
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    Basically yes, that's correct. Even Windows 7 Home Premium will support up to 16 GB max, so you should be covered regardless of the edition you choose.
     
  3. red_devil

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    Yes my current Acer has 2 RAM slots, and throughout past few years,
    I have upgraded from original-come-with 2GBx2 == 4GB
    to 2GB + 4GB == 6GB (after abandoning one of the 2GB DIMMs), and
    to now 4GBx2 == 8GB (abandoning the remaining 2GB DIMM)

    I wonder why ASUS has one of the 2 DIMMs soldered/fixed
    on the Mboard and not changeable for the UX303, and the entire
    8GB RAM soldered/fixed for the UX305......

    Is it just for cheaper manufacturing costs reasons,
    or also for dual-channel memory architecture reasons............?

    e.g. some memory config. requires to have same size
    RAM DIMMs on both slots or it won't work..........
     
  4. lovethai

    lovethai Notebook Guru

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    Hi guys, do u know if the UX303lb has the mSATA slot for adding SSD drive alonside the classis 2.5'' slot for HDD?
     
  5. HTWingNut

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    half-height mSATA. I bought one of these (but 128GB) and it works great: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JF4CUBO
     
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    I'm a new learner for SSD drives.

    Just checking here --> Randomly listing here 1 SSD drive and 1 HD as examples,
    Kingston SSDNow KC300 Series 480GB 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD (SKC300S37A/480G) 7mm
    HGST TravelStar 2.5" 1TB 5400rpm (9.5mm) /SATA3 HDD HTS541010A9E680


    So as long as the slot is e.g. SATA3 and drive is same size can fit in 2.5",
    then the slot should be compatible/interchangeable/swappable
    anytime between an SSD and a HD ?

    while mSATA as I understand is usually for 1.8" device......

    Thx
     
  7. red_devil

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    As SSD is based on flash rather than magnetic recording,
    expectedly as I browse through the SSD manufacturers,

    the HD traditional dominant powers like Western Digital or Seagate
    are not seen, replaced by USB drive and RAM makers like
    Kingston, Sandisk, Crucial, PNY, Transcend.....
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

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    Yes, since that's more where the tech comes from, those companies have the fabs and chip research done.

    Also soldered ram is usually done to reduce the height of the machine or reduce board space usage (either stacking the slots adds too much height or putting them side by side uses too much space).
     
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    Hi and thanks to those who posted here as it helped inform my purchase. Just some notes from my findings.

    I purchased my UX303LB from NCIX.ca who price matched another Canadian vendor to save me $50. I sacrificed the Office365 bundle which I didn't need as I already have it.

    Many are linking the Amazon store for M-Storage but here is the direct link.

    Here is the inside of my UX303LB: http://imgur.com/a/uGN08

    Note the mSATA mini half height slot (30mmx30mm). I did a lot of searching and very few vendors are selling half height modules, so the M-Storage one was by far the best choice at this time (October 2015).
     
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    Yes it was not a very popular form factor due to the lack of chips you can fit on it.
     
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