17'' 8GB Ram Price

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    =add $1,200

    Are they nuts?!?

    We can buy third party ram for at least the half price of that. I bought a 4gb stick recently for $170 from newegg.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It wasn't DDR3, was it?

    A 4GB DDR3 module is $560 from OWC. Apple is once again competitively priced.
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    true it was DDR2

    is the difference to DDR3 that much of a performance difference to justify the price?
     
  4. akbc macrumors 6502

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    That's like.. the industry price of 2x4GB DDR3 Sticks.. I'm surprised that it's not over $1200....
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Obviously, because people are paying it.

    It's new. It's not widely manufactured. And if you buy a MacBook, you have to deal with it because DDR2 isn't compatible.
     
  6. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You mean this new 17'' baby doesn't DDR2 anymore?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's right. Neither are the MacBooks and the 15".
     
  8. TooSixy macrumors newbie

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    Where have you been? Welcome back to Earth!
     
  9. iMav macrumors 6502

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    I would love it if my new MacBook (glassbook) could handle 8GB of ram. I do a lot of virtualization and use all the ram I can get.

    Does anyone know yet if 8GB is only compatible with the 17"? (or if the other new macbooks were billed at only 4GB simply due to the ram not yet being widely available at the time)
     
  10. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    ye i know right who cares about an extra 400mhz in fsb speed.

















































    end sarcasm.
     
  11. SWC macrumors 6502

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    Looking at the processors they appear to be of a newer variety than the current 15" this may have something to do with it as well no one will know for sure since we know apple has held back on specs before. I remember seeing some hands on with the 15" where the system was unstable over 6 GB ram. If it truly does cap at 6gb I would bet apple left it at 4 to keep the memory running dual channel for faster speeds.
     
  12. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    i think its competitively priced, with the edu. discount its only $1080.00
    and also, it comes in a 2.9ghz cpu!! woot woot
     
  13. six.four macrumors 6502

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    $4k + tax even WITH the student discount... makes me wince in pain.
     
  14. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I'' think I will stick with getting the 15" MBP. but 8gb does sound nice

    ChrisN
     

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