I just can understand why Toshiba would incure the expense of DDR3 memory on a budget Celeron 900 laptop when DDR2 would achieve basically the same performance. I had wondered if the DDR3 memory would boost the processors performance and I read that some of the new processors require DDR3 memory.
I certainly believe I get a good deal with the Toshiba L455-S5000 and I know processor gurus will not agree. I just wish I know why DDR3 memory was selected. The laptop also didn't have wireless N, only b/g.
dont forget that most people dont know about the difference (lackof) performance between DDR2 and DDR3 and automatically assume that any speed DDR3 would be much faster than DDr2. Its a selling feature as well as power savings; a win-win for the manufacturer
I didn't realize that DDR3 memory would releave the battery usage. When I bought the laptop I felt the faster memory would offset the Celeron 900 processor. There's so much negative talk about Celeron's that I was afraid I was buying a dinosaur but I really didn't think I needed a super powerful core driven machine. Actually I don't know what people are doing with Core 3, 5, and 7's. If I were doing serious gaming I would propably want something bigger than a laptop but what do I know?