2Gb RAM for Mac Pro soon??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 8thMan, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    Now that the MBP has been bumped up to 2gigs, how long will it be before the Mac Pro follows suit? 1gig is starting to look a bit embarrassing now...
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Considering the cost of RAM for the Mac Pros right now I'd imagine they'd wait a while. They'd take a much bigger hit selling a Mac Pro with 2GB ram for the same price as one with 1GB ram as apposed to selling a MacBook Pro with 2GB ram for the same price as one with 1GB ram before the upgrade. The G5 was stuck at 512MB base right up to the end, even the G5 Quad came with 512MB as standard if I remember correctly.
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2005
    That's correct.
  4. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    I agree they should definitley bump the Mac Pro up to 2gb. A machine like that and costing that much should have 2 gigs. Not that 1 gig is bad, its just everything else in the machine is like really amazing and then 1gb.
  5. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    tell me about it... Apple just love to eat my money. Upgraded to 2Gb, but gonna add more later on in the game when the dimms get cheaper.
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    I would like to see this as well, but keep in mind the FB-DIMMs the Mac Pro uses are quite expensive. It will still be a while before we see this in the Mac Pro as a result I'm guessing...
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i agree. 2 x 1GB is really expensive. even if they did 4 x 512, it'd still be another $200 at least right now
  8. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    I was just wondering if there was any other time in Apple history when its top laptop come with more RAM than its top desktop. :confused:
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    My guess at what happened is that Apple contracted for a huge number of DDR2-667 SODIMMs, and got a fixed price deal on them BEFORE DDR2 prices started going insane. This gives them the ability to increase the perceived value of the machine without incurring extra cost. So lets say the RAM cost them $1 at the same time other vendors were charging $1 -- no advantage. But when the same RAM costs them $1 and other vendors are charging $1.40, then it becomes a strategic advantage to include it rather than to drop the price of the machine -- because people will look at it and say "I'm getting $1.40 worth of RAM", not $1.

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