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Jawbone JAMBOX

June 19th, 2012 No comments

Jawbone JAMBOX Official5 Stars

I’m always looking for a more convenient way of listening to music. It doesn’t matter if I’m in the backyard grillin’, inside dancing with my kids, sitting at my desk or taking my morning shower — I want great sounding music, and I don’t want to have to jump through hoops to get it. The Jawbone JAMBOX is a promising speaker that aims to help me get my music everywhere, conveniently. After spending the last week with it, I have to say.. I almost did it again. You’re going to have to read to find out exactly what it is I have to say.

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Corsair 8GB SODIMM Mac Memory Kit (CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7)

June 30th, 2011 17 comments

5 Stars- techdad

Corsair mac memory

     

Does your Mac only have 4GB of RAM? Upgrading the memory in your system is still one of the quickest and easiest ways to boost its performance. Buying it from a memory company instead of Apple will save you TONS of money. Though, unlike high performance desktop memory, there aren’t as many distinguishing factors when considering which SODIMM to buy. Pretty much all the major manufacturers have similar stated performance specs, so why would you choose Corsair’s Mac Memory Kit over the others?

PROS

  • Great price
  • Tested at Apple’s compatibility lab
  • Proven reliability
  • Excellent support
  • Lifetime warranty

CONS

  • Hard to remove from packaging

Corsair Mac Memory Packaging

INSTALL & MEMORY TEST

Installing the Corsair Mac Memory kit in a 15-inch MacBook Pro was quick and easy, though I struggled a little bit trying to remove the modules from the plastic packaging. The memory was immediately recognized by OS X and everything ran quickly and smoothly. Rember verified the memory size, type and speed.
Rember RAM details

The Corsair kit also passed memory tests with flying colors.

Rember test pass

RELIABILITY, VALUE & SUPPORT

The timing for the CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 is 7-7-7-20, which is the same as the kits offered by the other manufacturers. So then why would you consider the Corsair memory kit over the others? The most obvious is price. The Corsair kit has a very competitive street price. Did you know that Apple charges $400 for an 8GB memory kit?!

What might be less obvious is that the Corsair kit has been tested at Apple’s compatibility lab. This ensures that the memory you buy has actually been tested to work with Apple’s products. Though I’m sure that kits by other manufacturers have been tested for compatibility, the fact that Corsair went through the trouble of testing their memory at Apple, provides extra peace of mind and tells me that Corsair is willing to go the extra mile for their customers.

Additionally, Corsair’s top notch support is always something to consider. Sure, like Corsair, many memory makers provide lifetime warranties, but how good is their support and how simple is the RMA process? If your Corsair memory goes bad, getting a replacement takes just a few short steps and their turnaround time is very reasonable. If you’re in a hurry, you can even request an advance replacement (provided that you give them a credit card #, just in case you don’t return the defective memory).

SPECS

Density 8GB (2x4GB SODIMM)
Speed 1066MHz (PC3-8500)
Timing 7-7-7-20
Type DDR
Format SODIMM
Pins 204
Voltage 1.5V
Warranty Lifetime

 

CONCLUSION

You can buy memory for your Mac from anybody, but why would you? You’d might as well get it from a company known for high-performance, reliable memory, who actually tested their memory at Apple’s lab. The 8GB Corsair Mac memory kit is a terrific value and I recommend it to anyone looking to maximize their Mac’s performance without sacrificing reliability or top notch support.

Available from Amazon.com.

* Review unit provided by Corsair.

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