So, you think Apple charge a lot for RAM...

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  1. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    I was just perusing the competition, and came across something that startled me.
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    The first is from Dell UK and the second good old Apple UK store (not educational or anything). Was very surprised! - I love the way DELL quote the value in MB to make it "seem" bigger!
     

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  2. James Philp thread starter macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    The same thing goes for the HD and others:
    HD: DELL standard is 40GB. To upgrade to 100GB - £246.75
    Apple standard is 80GB. To upgrade to 100GB - £69.99

    All this time I thought Dell was cheap! Sure the base model is £878, but to get it up to anywhere near good is gonna cost some large money!
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's the same here in Australia. If you spec up a PowerMac it'll generally come out cheaper than a similarly specced Dell. It's weird. :confused:
     
  4. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    The dell is ddr2 the apple is normal ddr so that would probably account for the price difference.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    But that's only the RAM. When I bought my iMac a few weeks ago, I specced up a Dell as closely as possible and it came out about AU$50 more expensive which I thought was a bit weird. Admittedly, I get the student discount. :)
     

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