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Notebook computers conventionally operate on volatile memory that is RAM for accessing multiple

programs at once with Speed and efficiency, as RAM is significantly faster than hard disk. When

operating a device with multiple heavy application that requires heavy usage of volatile memory to

process information immediately, RAM helps to succeeded with the task when there is enough of

memory available with the device’s RAM.

In designing notebook computers, there is trade‐off between the size of the RAM to be fitted for

performing better operations. Often devices have limited RAM and the applications that are being

used/ operated needs more memory for faster operations, this requirement may not be fulfilled by

the volatile memory present in the device. Although there have been many advances in the

technology over the years to solve this issue, providing external RAM for uninterrupted services is

still a challenge.

To provide high volatile memory space for faster operations, many manufacturers provide additional

slots to add RAM to their devices for increasing the performance of the devices for performing

various tasks, but this comes with the cost of hardware changes which have some cons associated

with it.

Also, when the extended capacity of RAM is not needed it should be plugged out and the actual RAM

of the device should be used, which is not possible in case if additional RAM is added to the device in

its hardware circuitry. Unfortunately, notebook computers often cannot make changes in the

hardware circuitry to meet with the requirement of the RAM.

So, as to address this problem we are proposing to modify the design of the docking stations. We are

proposing to add RAM to dock in docking stations, when an external high capacity volatile memory

will be connected to the notebook computer which can be used whenever required without making

change in device hardware. This will also provide an additional interface between the notebook

computer and the docking station for sharing volatile memory. These modifications are often

implemented at the expense of the ergonomic layout of the docking station and/or additional

equipment and cost.

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