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What began as a mild, but noticeable, uptick in DRAM prices during the first three months of 2013 has expanded into shortages that several computer makers state could send prices even higher and hurt sales.
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For the past several years the price of computer memory fell considerably (reaching, as some pundits have said, “ridiculously low prices”), making it an affordable upgrade for many computer owners. With the market’s shift from traditional desktops and laptops to mobile devices and embedded computing systems, however, fewer components and raw materials were allocated for DRAM manufacturing. While manufacturers are now adjusting to remedy the shortages, the process could take as long as four months, leaving shortages throughout the summer.

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Starting to feel like I got some really good deals last year.
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Yeah, I'm definitely going to buy a laptop during the 2013 Christmas shopping season...
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Yeah, I'm definitely going to buy a laptop during the 2013 Christmas shopping season...

Yeah I want to buy a Haswell laptop. They will already be at a premium price because of new tech, I don't want it going up further because of ram shortage redface.gif
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Yeah I want to buy a Haswell laptop. They will already be at a premium price because of new tech, I don't want it going up further because of ram shortage redface.gif

Actually it did say in parts unquoted that companies prepping for Haswell are partly responsible for the hikes.
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looks like the RAM trees produced a bad harvest this year.
    
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Damn, I was looking to get 16gigs, guess I will wait until the fall now. frown.gif
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16 gig of Samsung wonder ram £71, back in Sept i think , at OCUK.

Now £124. Glad I got it now. Brought as part of my lower draw for my upgrade to ??? rolleyes.gif
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but remember people, a shortage across all 3 memory manufacturers is not PRICE FIXING.

but im sure you already knew that rolleyes.gif

unfortunately for the DRAM cartel there is no natural disaster to blame it on...
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16 gig of Samsung wonder ram £71, back in Sept i think , at OCUK.

Now £124. Glad I got it now. Brought as part of my lower draw for my upgrade to ??? rolleyes.gif

Heh, got my first 8GB of the same for $45 shipped early-mid last year. Got my second for... $90 shipped a week ago. Not terrible, but holy crap did price explode. I'm guessing it was one of those neat OEM products that a few people had tons of and once the internet rumor mill started turning and demand shot up, supply just vanished.

Has other "normal" RAM from Kingston and the like seen these increases too?
    
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well I just bought another 8GB kit just in case then.,...

65$ is steep price btw
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