2 Gig sticks for MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fred_garvin, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. fred_garvin macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2003
    Trying to decide if I can justify going with 3 gigs vs 2 in a new MBP.

    Crucial is charging over $1000.
    Apple has it for $750, but only seems to sell it as a CTO, not ala carte.
    Newegg has one for $625.
    OWC has Samsung memory for $639.

    Anyone have any feedback about Transcend or other deals on the ram?
  2. trueheart78 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2006
    I've never used Transcend in a Mac, but I do know they make good quality stuff - the timings on the ram I got from them was actually faster than those that Kingston & Corsair could provide. I believe they hold up well in the Macs, but I'm sure someone else can answer that.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I would spring for extra couple of bucks to get the Samsung RAM from OWC. Samsung makes terrific RAM (Apple has used it themselves for years) and OWC is a terrific company that will take care of you if you have any problems. Newegg doesn't guarantee Mac compatibility and can charge you 15% if it doesn't work in your machine, and they're out of stock anyway.

    When you're spending that much, the extra $15 to deal with great RAM from a great company is definitely worth it.
  4. fred_garvin thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2003
    The ram prices seemed to have dropped $100 in the past 2 weeks.

    The samsung 2 Gig stick is now $529 ($110 less).


    I'm not sure why, or if prices will drop this much this quickly again, but it seems like the cheaper 15" MBP from MacConnection for $1844 + the ram for $529 makes for a good deal @ $2373 for a 2.16 MBP with 3 gigs of ram.

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