Woohoo! Price of RAM dropped!

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  1. Leeloo the 5th macrumors member

    Leeloo the 5th

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    The price of RAM from Apple has dropped in Europe! Well, at least in Belgium and the UK, didn't check the others.
    An example: the price for upgrading a Mini from 256 MB to 512 MB just went down with 28.20 euros in Belgium.
    This is goooood news :D , I'm glad I've waited just a bit to order my Mini!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes - the price drops are now more reasonable and might convince more people to go for 1GB (or other upgrades), as it's now not so much more than 3rd party sources and, of course, you wouldn't need to install it yourself.

    It's still overpriced. Just not nearly as obscenely overpriced.
     
  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    does anyone know what a apple store charges to install ram in to a Mac Mini? I am not so mechanically inclined and after seeing the images of how to take it apart I get visions of me either breakign something or scratching the case to all hell.. I think it would best be left to someone that has done it before (I would take it to the SF or Palo Alto strore since i dont trust my local Sacramento Store).

    Thanks
    Ed
     
  4. Leeloo the 5th thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree, but just like Ed H, I wouldn't want to install it myself. I'm willing to pay a bit more to have my Mini delivered with the 512 MB already in the right place ;)
     
  5. nagromme macrumors G5

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    So not just for the eMac/iMac?

    Is RAM cheaper today on ALL models?

    Here are some current US RAM prices from Apple. (And I agree--installation labor has value. I prefer to self-install, but not everyone does. Plus, RAM from Apple means ONE source for service issues.)

    Mac Mini 256 -> 512/1GB
    $50/$225
    Mac Mini (education)
    $45/$202

    eMac 256 -> 512/1GB
    $50/$175
    eMac (education)
    $45/$157

    iMac 512 -> 1GB/2GB
    $125/$475
    iMac (education)
    $112/$427

    PowerMac 512 -> 1GB/2GB
    $100/$350
    PowerMac (education)
    $90/$315

    iBook 256 -> 512/768/1.25GB
    $75/$150/$500
    iBook (education)
    $67/$135/$450

    PowerBook 512 -> 1GB/2GB
    $150/$850
    PowerBook (education)
    $135/$765

    How many of these models got cheaper RAM today?
     
  6. Leeloo the 5th thread starter macrumors member

    Leeloo the 5th

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    The Belgian store (and probably the rest of Europe) has the big red announcement about cheaper Ram on the BTO pages of all desktops, except the PM 1.8 GHz. Appearently, the iBooks and the PowerBooks don't benefit from the price drop (yet).
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    One local Apple dealer here charges CAN $35-$40 for a Mini RAM install.
     
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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  9. DanielNTX macrumors regular

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    I got 1 gig of RAM for my Mini for only $85. Now that's not a bad price.
     

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