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Apple Drops Prices on MacBook Air and Mac Mini SSD Upgrades, Lowers Cost of 64GB Mac Pro RAM Price

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As we reported this morning, Apple today cut the prices of higher-end MacBook Pro SSD upgrades by up to $400, and as it turns out, there have been pricing changes to components in other Mac machines as well.

For the MacBook Air, released in 2018, upgrading to a 1.5TB SSD on either base model is now $100 cheaper, with the SSD upgrade pricing options listed below.


Entry-level MacBook Air SSD options:

[*]256GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
[*]512GB SSD - +$400 (No change)
[*]1.5TB SSD - +$1,100 ($100 off)

Higher-end MacBook Air SSD options:

[*]512GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
[*]1.5TB SSD - +$900 ($100 off)

Apple has also dropped the price of the 2TB SSD upgrade option in the Mac mini by $200, with the new SSD upgrade pricing options listed below.

Entry-level Mac mini SSD options:

[*]256GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
[*]512GB SSD - +$400 (No change)
[*]1TB SSD - +$800 (No change)
[*]2TB SSD - +$1,400 ($200 off)

Higher-end Mac mini SSD options

[*]512GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
[*]1TB SSD - +$600 (No change)
[*]2TB SSD - +$1,200 ($200 off)

Apple has also quietly dropped the price of the 64GB RAM upgrade in the Mac Pro, which is the 2013 model that has not seen an update in many years.

Prior to today's update, upgrading the base Mac Pro configurations from 16GB RAM to 64GB Ram cost $1,200, but Apple has dropped the price by $400. It now costs $800 to upgrade from 16GB RAM to 64GB RAM. Upgrading to 32GB RAM continues to cost $400 over the base 16GB option.

Article Link: Apple Drops Prices on MacBook Air and Mac Mini SSD Upgrades, Lowers Cost of 64GB Mac Pro RAM Price
 
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macduke

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Not sure why anyone would even consider the trashcan Mac Pro (even with this price reduction for RAM) when even the current 5K iMac comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9-9900K 8-core CPU that smokes it. Even the Vega 48 should destroy whatever GPU it has (don't care to check).
 
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trip1ex

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$800 for ... an UPGRADE to a 1tb ssd. Not even for the drive itself. But in exchange for the base drive.

Still shocking to read this even though I read it last year when the Mini launched. They really force you to add an external. And it becomes pay $800 to keep everything inside the Mini or pay $150 to have essentially the same real world performance.

But ok obviously Apple is aiming this at professionals who can justify the expense and at rich people who have too much money. And to justify the cost to those folks they force the rest of us peons into putting an external on our Minis.
 
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Currently most people are even ok with SATA SSDs despite they could put NVMes in their boxes. So the question would be why an actively cooled PCIe SSD is the only native storage option for a Mac Mini.

Perfect engineering,
devastating marketing.
 
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