Apple are still trolling with RAM

andymac2210

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Jul 18, 2011
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I just ordered a non retina, 15" MBP (base model).

Of course I have my crucial RAM 8GM kit ready to bang into it, it only cost me £30, apple charges £80 for 8GB.

Quite honestly though, any laptop costing over £1000 should come with 8GB of RAM standard.
It still amazes me that Apple is skimping on something so trivial like this.
It probably costs them less than 1/10th of the retail cost for RAM.

Why don't they offer the 15" standard with 8GB and then allow you to upgrade to 16GB at a cost?
Hell, they'd make more profit that way anyway.
 

FastEddiebags

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Jun 1, 2012
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They have probably crunched the numbers and this is an easy way to boost the bottom line. I totally agree with you that 4gb is too little for a "pro" machine.
 

Krazy Bill

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Upgrading the newly sealed innards of the MBP line will now be like buying popcorn and soda at the movies. You will pay what they ask and get no apologies.

Can't scale Apple's "walled garden" anymore.
 

gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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There are still plenty of people who get by just fine with 4GB RAM these days and don't want to spend the extra on 8GB
4GB is fine for most average users. The only Macbooks equipped with so little are not really pro, since they don't have discrete graphics. And they tend to be cheap enough that you can buy and replace them yearly without much remorse since their resell value is pretty good.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Mar 15, 2009
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I just ordered a non retina, 15" MBP (base model).

Of course I have my crucial RAM 8GM kit ready to bang into it, it only cost me £30, apple charges £80 for 8GB.

Quite honestly though, any laptop costing over £1000 should come with 8GB of RAM standard.
It still amazes me that Apple is skimping on something so trivial like this.
It probably costs them less than 1/10th of the retail cost for RAM.

Why don't they offer the 15" standard with 8GB and then allow you to upgrade to 16GB at a cost?
Hell, they'd make more profit that way anyway.
Seriously? You're talking about $100 worth of memory upgrade through the Apple store. What's the big deal?
 

calderone

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Aug 28, 2009
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I'm crying now because i can't see my Retina MacBook Pro yet. 12 days since I ordered and it now only in Memphis, TN after 12 hours
I am crying because I can't decide where to go with the bonus miles I earned from buying my MacBook Pro!
 

derbothaus

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Jul 17, 2010
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Buy a better Macbook Pro and you'll get 8GB standard. Otherwise it's $100.00 for 16GB RAM 3rd party. So twist some screws and slot some chips. A monkey can do it. Never buy extra RAM from Apple unless you have to (ie. MBA, rMBP). Most memory is lifetime warranted. Apples is only 3 years IF you buy Applecare. You loose warranty buying Apple memory.
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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There are still plenty of people who get by just fine with 4GB RAM these days and don't want to spend the extra on 8GB
This, as well as the fact that people who are buying RAM upgrades from Apple likely don't know how to upgrade the RAM themselves and are paying for the convenience of the install and the assurance that the RAM came from Apple and therefore won't have to worry about it more than any other part on their machine.

I agree, just like whatever Best Buy is charging these days to hook up your TV, speakers, etc is ridiculous, but at the same time some people don't like the experience of doing the things themselves the same way I do, and I get it, I would never work on a car myself but there are tons of people who love it.