So you think RAM is expensive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CanadaRAM, May 26, 2006.

  1. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Someone on another list dug up an official Apple Canada pricelist from 1977

    Apple II Complete Computer, with 4 KB RAM $1,400
    Apple II Complete Computer, with 16 KB RAM $1,678
    Apple II Complete Computer, with 48 KB RAM $2,638

    44 KB RAM upgrade = $1,343

    That's $30.50 per Kb, $31,232 per Mb

    At that rate, a fully loaded 16 Gb G5 tower would cost (for the RAM alone)




    <wait for it>



    511


    Million


    Dollars


    in 1977 dollars


    Which is approximately

    1

    point

    6

    billion

    2006 dollars :eek: :eek:


    Now, don't let me hear you complain about the price of RAM today...;)

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  2. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that was amazing. I think that makes me want to just shell out the $100+ for another gig stick.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, memory used to be very expensive.

    The most that I paid for memory was in the late 80's for a 96KB module for my HP-71.

    Cost was $1,295 or $13,489 per MB.

    ...that's only 13.5 million per GB. What a bargin! ;)
     
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    Speaking of RAM, I wonder at what point the world's total RAM exceeded the 16 GB you can stuff in a G5 now. Probably more recently than many would expect... late '70's, maybe?
     
  6. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    It makes you think...

    ...that in another thirty years, might we be stuffing terabytes of
    RAM into our computers?!
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If we follow the trend, it'll be petabytes.

    Which will be required if you want to keep all of mad jew's posts in memory by then.
     
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  9. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Glorious.
     
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    i sold a 24MB stick of ED ram from an old e-machine last year on ebay for 74 cents....
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Who you callin' a PostWhore™? :p
     
  12. CanadaRAM thread starter macrumors G5

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    If it was suffering from ED, I coulda sent you the address of this guy who'd sell you some pills and inflate its .. price.. for ya...
     
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