View Full Version : Price reduction on Mini BTO options ??

Feb 26, 2008, 01:56 PM
Is it me :confused: or have the Mini BTO options e.g. 2GB RAM been reduced today? Maybe the bigger HDD as well - I'm sure earlier this week they were higher. I think a reduction from 90 to 60 for the 2GB upgrade so 33% less.

Feb 26, 2008, 01:59 PM
Here's the US store options:

More memory (RAM) increases performance and enables your computer to perform faster and better. Choose additional 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) options for your Mac mini.

1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB [Add $100]

Hard Drive
A larger hard drive gives you more space for data and applications. Choose the right capacity for you (options available depend on the Mac mini model you choose).

80GB Serial ATA drive
120GB Serial ATA drive [Add $50]
160GB Serial ATA drive [Add $100]

Feb 26, 2008, 02:17 PM
Assuming you're looking at a 1.83Ghz Mini - UK prices:

1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB [+ 60.00] (about $120)

80GB Serial ATA drive
120GB Serial ATA drive [+ 30.00] (about $60)
160GB Serial ATA drive [+ 60.00] (about $120)

Sure the memory was more as I compared it to Crucial.

Edit: Definite as I have checked Apple resellers and their prices for upgrades including HDD and memory are higher than new Apple price

Feb 26, 2008, 04:34 PM
Yes, this is true.

I was checking prices in the last few days and knowing that changing the Mini RAM is a pain was aggrieved to find the price nearly 100.

At 60 it is much more palatable. Still expensive for 1GB, but just about bearable given the 'no hassle' and no warranty voided.

Peace and God Bless!

Feb 26, 2008, 04:45 PM
I'm not sticking up for Apple on the new prices for memory upgrades, but part of the still higher than normal cost for memory includes the task of having someone install the memory. It probably requires them to "hand-install" the modules rather than including them in the assembly-line process. They probably assume that most people wouldn't opt for the extra memory.

Anyway, thats my two cents.