February 23
Kingston Releases First 512 MB PowerBook Module
SODIMM boosts new PowerBook max RAM to 1 GB

By David Nagel
Senior producer

Kingston Technology Co. Inc., Fountain Valley, Calif., says it's released a 512 MB, 144-pin SDRAM SODIMM for use in the new Apple PowerBooks launched at Macworld Tokyo last week. The module increases the maximum upgradable RAM in the machines to 1024 MB, and it marks the first time a 512 MB module has been available for the PowerBook. (In fact, it marks the first time any notebook has reached a 1 GB capacity.)

According to the company, this 1 GB configuration requires a system powerdown to swap out the internal battery.

Pricing on the new PowerBook RAM ranges from $112 for 64 MB to $893 for 512 MB. The new memory comes with a lifetime warranty.

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