expansion slot

noun

Definition of expansion slot

: a socket on the motherboard of a computer into which an expansion card may be inserted

Examples of expansion slot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's been no estimate for when that expansion slot will be enabled or when any drives on the market will be greenlit. Kyle Orland And Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict," 22 Nov. 2020 Removing the outer panels also gives access to the system's PCIe storage expansion slot. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The first PlayStation 5 teardown reveals some hardware secrets," 7 Oct. 2020 While current-gen consoles ship with abysmally slow spinning hard drives, Microsoft’s next-gen behemoth will come stock with a blazing-fast 1TB NVMe solid-state drive, with the ability to double that via an expansion slot. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Xbox Series X probably puts your gaming PC to shame: Full specs revealed," 17 Mar. 2020 The Pro comes with eight PCIe expansion slots and offers anywhere from eight to 28 cores, plus memory up to 1.5TB and 12 DIMM slots. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "You can order the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR starting tomorrow," 9 Dec. 2019 The Mac Pro doubles the number of PCIe expansion slots over that classic tower, with a total of eight. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Our first-look photos of Apple’s new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR," 4 June 2019 And for buyers of the entry-level Note 10, there's no microSD card expansion slot. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Pricey Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus does terrific video, at a cost," 20 Aug. 2019 An expansion slot allows an additional five terabytes of storage. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home," 17 Oct. 2018 With two expansion slots remaining, the prevailing question is how the MLS plans on picking the additional cities. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Is there an opportunity to move? MLS 'impressed' by LouCity's support," 1 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Expansion slot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expansion%20slot. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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