Apple memory cheap?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hoef, May 21, 2006.

  1. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Is it me or is the macbook memory option cheap? ... for $100 additional you get 1GB total ram. Crucial charges $160 for 2 x 512 = 1GB... (and your are then stuck with 2 x 256).

    Never thought of Apple memory to be cheap
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Yeah with the latest lines of Apple computers the price for 1GB has seriously come down. The 2GB option still costs way too much though. I think Apple realise that 512MB/1GB is now quickly becoming the norm for new computers.

    Having said that, if I were to buy a MacBook now I'd get the memory off of eBay, 2 gigs doesn't actually cost that much on there, way cheaper than Crucial.
     
  3. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but at Datamem you can get 2x1GB sticks for $184 (econoram).

    Apple's RAM is still too expensive.
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    is "econoram" any worse quality? why wouldn't everyone buy that?
     
  5. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I'm getting the apple memory (1GB). I haven't found it cheaper.
     
  6. faintember macrumors 65816

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    it only has a 1yr warranty rather than their no-econo RAM that has a lifetime warranty.

    to celebrian23, you can find the RAM cheaper. Google it, check out one of the numerous threads around here, etc.
     
  7. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    No - it's not cheap...

    If you get it through Crucial, you're 'stuck' with 2x256MB sticks that you can eBay and recover some (or possibly most) of the price differential of...
     
  8. Hoef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't seen any interest for 2x256MB sticks on ebay.... let alone find someone who is going to pay $60
     
  9. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Once i do my RAM upgrade i plan on giving one of my 256MB sticks to a friend that has a MBP. My MB RAM should work in his MBP, right? I will probably just hold onto the other 256 stick just in case a problem arises.
     

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