I’m thinking about getting the Librem 13 base model (8 GB of RAM with 250 GB of storage) and seeing if my work needs 16 GB of RAM or is 8 GB fine as 8 GB is supposed to be better for battery life.
However, I do have some questions:
Does the Librem 13 base mode come with 2x 4 GB RAM or 1x 8 GB RAM?
What memory do you recommend? Are there any that are better for Free Software?
I’m not sure how much variation there is in our supply chain, but my v4 units both shipped with Kingston 16GB DDR4 sticks; I’ve since replaced one with a 32GB Samsung module. Pretty much any high-quality DDR4 so-dimm will be compatible though.
The part number in the photo is a SO-DIMM. The part number in the link is a DIMM. Unless Purism is doing some seriously weird stuff, a DIMM simply can’t be inserted and if you really tried to force it, you would just break something.
For DDR4, SO-DIMM has 260 pins while DIMM has 288 pins. SO-DIMM is typically used in laptops and other devices where space is at a premium. DIMM is typically used in full sized desktops.
The width, notch and pitch are probably all different between DDR4 SO-DIMM and DDR4 DIMM.