Performance Tests

The laptop I used is a brand new Dell XPS L702x with 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2540M processor and 4GB ram (2X2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel).

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

Here is what is shown:

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

And it shows with a Windows Experience Index of 5.9.

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

Here are the PassMark scores:

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

Now here are the results when I have fitted the Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) ram:

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

And it shows with a Windows Experience Index of 7.5!

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

Here are the PassMark scores:

UWHS Review - Kingston HyperX Plug and Play DDR3 Laptop Memory

As you can see, quite a significant jump from 1215.5 to 2104.8!

Final Thoughts

This ram was very fast, as you can see from the results above. I highly recommend it if you want to upgrade the ram you have on your laptop, and price wise it is very competitive for the speed and size. Often when buying laptops it works out cheaper to buy the ram yourself later, and in this case it would have worked out quite a bit cheaper, not to mention significantly faster memory!

KingstonHyperX Plug and Play DDR3 1600MHz, 1866MHz Specifications

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP ex VAT

KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G

8GB 1600MHz Non-ECC DIMM @ 1.5v  (kit of 2) CL9-9-9 HyperX Plug and Play

£72.33

KHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G

4GB 1600MHz Non-ECC DIMM @ 1.5v  (kit of 2) CL9-9-9 HyperX Plug and Play

£39.62

KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G

8GB 1600MHz Non-ECC SODIMM @ 1.5v (kit of 2) CL9-9-9 HyperX Plug and Play

£72.33

KHX1600C9S3P1K2/4G

4GB 1600MHz Non-ECC SODIMM @1.5v (kit of 2) CL9-9-9 HyperX Plug and Play

£39.62

KHX1866C11S3P1K2/8G

8GB 1866MHz Non-ECC SODIMM @ 1.5v (kit of 2) CL11-11-11 HyperX Plug and Play

£94.50

KHX1866C11S3P1K2/4G

4GB 1866MHz Non-ECC SODIMM @ 1.5v (kit of 2) CL11-11-11HyperX Plug and Play

£50.89

Learn more about Kingston HyperX memory here

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