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The Cost of Stuff

I’m about a week or so away from  twenty years of ramseeker and listing ram prices, and I think I’m due for a change  – or ‘pivot’ as it’s been said.

RAM isn’t really that big of a seller any more and also it’s pretty cheap and for the most part the same price from most vendors. Even if the price does vary it’s by a few dollars at most.

I mentioned before I am out of memory as it’s time has come and gone. The iPhone is close to being the primary computer for a lot of people and you can’t upgrade the ram in these either.

When it comes to the Mac, it’s the same – save for a few iMac models you can’t upgrade the ram in practically any Mac now. I suppose there’s a market for ram for older computers but the last MacBook Pro you could add RAM to is now almost six years old.

To summarize: the days of RAM upgrades are over except for those upgrading older computers and this is not a niche or market I want to pursue over the years as it’s only going to get worse over time.

The same goes with storage. Yes, there is still a demand for hard drives and SSD’s but I’ve never really tracked them as they are pretty much all the same – just pick a brand and size you like or need. I think that these too will go away over time with the Cloud being your number one place for storing your files – I know it is for me.

So Now What?

I’ve tried a few things and failed spectacularly over the last few months from On Curation to writing about upgrades for the few that can still take an upgrade like the Lenovo x260 but I don’t think that tracking ram prices is the way to go forward for the long term,

What I do want to do is to start publishing more, but what? RAM prices are out but everything else is up for grabs and I always come back to one thing – shopping. Heck, ramseeker started because I liked to shop but twenty years ago ram was expensive and so comparing prices made sense because saving just a little bit of money on RAM made a difference.

I guess going foward I will write about a bunch of topics but with the prices in mind, specifically what stuff costs.  Writing about stuff is easy for me and I like to shop, so this is a combination of that.

I’ve had a good run over the past 20 years but it’s time to move away from memory upgrades. My phone and notebook have all the ram they need and I bet you’re in  the same boat.

Thanks for visiting.

Today’s RAM Prices

MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and PC notebook ram prices

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OEMPCWORLD29.7063.70119.70
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Dave’s Guide to DWM

I have moved away from MacOS over the years and after a bit of a stint with Chrome OS I’ve switched over to using linux and specifically Debian with the dwm windows manager and Dave’s guide to dwm is the best I have found for learning how this WM works and the keyboard shortcuts you need to memorize for better productivity with your PC.

September 9 2017

The 2010 Apple MacBook Air sells for about $250.00, but has the ram soldered on so you’re kind of screwed when it comes to memory upgrades for this model but there are a few upgrades you can do to this such as battery, ssd and replacement chargers can be had for this MacBook Air in both 13 and 11 inch sizes.

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p RAM and SSD Upgrades

The Lenovo Thinkpad T440p has 2 memory slots and can accept up to 16GB of RAM. SSD drives can be installed in this computer. You might want to add a new battery to this older computer to get better battery life.

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Laptop Inte 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM 320GB HDD MB985LL/A

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Laptop Inte 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM 320GB HDD MB985LL/A 885909295715 | eBay

This MacBook Pro sells for about $250.00. If you replaced the hard drive with a 256GB SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB this MacBook Pro would be maxed out for about $400 in total for this 2009 MacBook Pro

Lenovo Thinkpad X240 12.5″ Intel Core i5 4300U 1.90GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD

Lenovo Thinkpad X240 12.5″ Intel Core i5 4300U 1.90GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD

This particular thinkpad currently sells for about $200 and with a few upgrades makes for a nice computer. You can upgrade the ram to 8GB and toss an SSD drive in to replace the much slower HDD and you’ve got a very nice computer for about $300.00. You might want to consider adding a new battery too

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop Core i7 Quad Core 3.60 Ghz 1600×900 SSD Backlit Keys

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop Core i7 Quad Core 3.60 Ghz 1600×900 SSD Backlit Keys 852666172214 | eBay

This thinkpad is in pretty good shape and already has an SSD installed so you could do without that. You can upgrade the RAM to 16GB and replace the Battery

Google Play Music Desktop Player

I always hated having to have an open tab that would accidentally get closed so this app is great and it uses less resources than the tab method too. win-win.

Available for Mac, Windows and Linux

Being a lightweight, standalone framework we use FAR less resources than having Google Play Music open in a standard chrome tab. This frees up your computer’s resources to do things you care about, instead of wasting them on playing music.

Source: Google Play Music Desktop Player

Introducing Breeze – WordPress Cache Plugin by Cloudways

I’m always looking for ways to speed up my sites and this looks like an easier way than with other plugins. Also, it’s built by Cloudways which hosts this site so  I don’t have to worry about compatibility with my host.

Cloudways WordPress cache plugin Breeze is not only easy to setup and 100% compatible, but it is also completely free for all.

Source: Introducing Breeze – WordPress Cache Plugin by Cloudways

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