To ensure an apples and apples comparison, make sure you are looking at the right type of memory (SO-DIMM, DIMM, pins etc. and generation DDR3, DDR4 etc.), at the same speed (2133 MHz, 2666 MHz etc.), at the same density (e.g. 8GB, 16GB, 32GB etc. per module), at the same latency (CL19, CL17 etc.) and of the same era.
@fyguhij hi ! please understand that when it comes to Purism and any other open-hardware manufacturer that develops it’s own specialized freedom-respecting-OS to work out-of-the-box with that hardware it’s about the package as a whole. also they are an SPC (social-purpose-company).
you pay extra for the whole freedom concept plus the added privacy-security that comes with the teritory.
@reC that’s just marketing fluff…not really related.
Actually the same DIMM as a single slot is ~$250 MSRP so given the warranty it’s a good deal.
I cannot say it about other upgrades (like the storage which is a total rip off) but on this side
they did not go full Apple.
the RAM modules sold by Purism in their laptops are in no way special.
i meant to say that if you care about software-freedom or free-software then paying extra for the whole package is just like making a donation to support the development of gnu/linux software and open-hardware.