2.8ghz iMac with 4gig RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by urbanmac, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    IgnatiusTheKing

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    Yep, the difference in USD is $100, which is exactly what they charge you to go from 1GB to 2GB of RAM. Good catch.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    neiltc13

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    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.
     
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    bluedoggiant

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    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.
     

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