View Full Version : 2.8ghz iMac with 4gig RAM

Feb 27, 2008, 01:52 PM
I've been doing a bit of a cost checkup on current 24inch iMac's (UK Apple store)

If you buy a 24inch 2.4ghz and then:
Add the 2.8ghz option for extra 160
Add the 500gb HD option for an extra 60

So now you have a built to order 2.8ghz version that matches the spec of the top model apart from RAM which is at 1gig rather than 2gb.

So all that comes to 1,368.99 which is 60.01 cheaper.

Now head over to http://crucial.com/uk/ and look at the RAM price - 4GB for just 72.84

So add that on to your 1,368.99 gives you at total of 1441.83

So for just an extra 12.83 you get 4gig of RAM (Apple's RAM is soooo expensive). You can then stick the 1gb stick you pull out and replace on ebay and probably get a 10 for it.

Feb 27, 2008, 02:22 PM
Yep, the difference in USD is $100, which is exactly what they charge you to go from 1GB to 2GB of RAM. Good catch.

Feb 27, 2008, 02:31 PM
That's what I did a few months back. Difference was $150 then so I'm not sure why that changed. Anyway, got my OWC 4 gig RAM kit for $101 shipped and pocketed the $49 plus I have a 1 gig stick of Apple RAM for backup.

Feb 27, 2008, 03:26 PM
You could save a lot of money by going for the 2.4GHz processor. I don't really think the 400MHz extra makes much difference, at least perceivable difference in day to day running.

Feb 27, 2008, 03:51 PM
Yesterday (tuesday, new macbooks day), apple dropped ram prices by $400, and $330, and depending on what it was before, it dropped. Its by about 40% on all prices, still is pricey, but better than before.