Best Buy – do you take us for morons?

So I’m shopping around for some DDR2 short dimm (SoDIMM) memory for a laptop that I’m considering buying. And I figure, hey I’ve got a $50 gift certificate to BestBuy, I’ll just buy it from them. Yeah, not anymore even if their price is decent.
Corsair Value Select 1 GB 5300…
Let’s just say that when I read the description I stopped and had to reread it and wonder what exactly they think they’re selling.
“Upgrade your notebook memory with this 1GB SoDIMM notebook module for improved system performance and more storage space for your digital files.”
So let’s read this together. Upgrade your notebook memory – cool thanks, that’s what I was thinking about doing. …with this 1GB SoDIMM notebook module for improved system performance – excellent they’re speaking my language. …and more storage space for your digital files. – ummm, excuse me, more storage space? Hmm… interesting, I didn’t know that people liked to store all of their files away in volatile memory.
Come on BestBuy, stop trying to push this lingo on us in hopes that we’ll drink your koolaid.

[Listening to: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93, I. Allegro vivace e con brio – Beethoven (Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell) – Symphonies No. 3 and No. 8 (9:42)]
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2 thoughts on “Best Buy – do you take us for morons?

  1. Actually, that’s “Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module”.

    In fact, IIRC, having more RAM in your system causes Windows to create a larger pagefile for you. That bigger pagefile sucks up your storage space. Of course, you can customize the size of your pagefile, but most people wouldn’t know that.

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