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[DRAMExchange] 2GB Price Decreases by Over 15% in 1HAug

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http://www.dramexchange.com/WeeklyRe...st/2/2785.html

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According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, contract price for 1HAug. saw the largest biweekly decrease since June. DDR 2GB and 4GB contract price was US$12.25 (1Gb $0.61) and US$23.5 (2Gb $1.31) respectively, representing decreases of 15.52% and 16.07%. Since DRAM manufacturers are pushing to make 4GB DRAM modules the mainstream, the lowest concluded transaction price fell to US$22.5, a decline of 18.18%. From the market perspective, as PC OEMs are conservative about shipments in 2H11 and demand has not recovered despite the peak season, purchasing has decreased dramatically. Under pressure to improve performance, DRAM makers are all lowering prices in hopes of increasing shipments, resulting in a huge decrease for 1HAugust contract price. DRAMeXchange expects contract price for 2HAug. to continue falling, following the trend of 1HAug.
Reads like a financial analysis (because it is)... but DRAM prices are dropping below manufacturing costs.
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Nice. Although, ram prices are already pretty damn low for consumers. ordered 8gb Mushkin ddr3 laptop ram for $30 (AR) from newegg earlier this week on sale...
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+1 Thanks for the read.

Lucky consumers!!!!!!

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Nice. Although, ram prices are already pretty damn low for consumers. ordered 8gb Mushkin ddr3 laptop ram for $30 (AR) from newegg earlier this week on sale...
LOL I spent like 80 for a g.skill ddr3 pair 4 months ago!!
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im so glad ram prices are dropping.
It was one reason why I didnt do a full system upgrade.

just last week I ordered 8gb of a set of Ripjaws x
    
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awwwww....
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Makes me sad for the $115 for 4gb I spent 2 years ago.
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Nice. Although, ram prices are already pretty damn low for consumers. ordered 8gb Mushkin ddr3 laptop ram for $30 (AR) from newegg earlier this week on sale...
O.O I would like to upgrade my laptop's RAM at some point, laptop RAM is just so junky and you need so much of it. Stupid mobilized hardware.

WOW those are low prices. I was looking at laptop RAM a year ago and the cost for 2x4GB was over $600!
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I wouldve bought some Mushkin but for 1866 it was a bit costly
    
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Does this mean we are headed for Deflation Duckie? (Thunder cats HO!)
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