Apple Quietly Drops Prices on 4 GB RAM Modules for 27-Inch iMac

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    New RAM upgrade pricing for 27-inch iMac models
    Alongside today's release of refreshed MacBook Pros, Apple also quietly reduced the price of build-to-order upgrades for 4 GB RAM modules in its 27-inch iMacs.

    In the United States, upgrading from the standard 4 GB configuration of 2 x 2 GB to an 8 GB configuration of 2 x 4 GB modules now carries a $400 price hike, down from a $600 charge previously. Upgrading all the way to the maximum of 16 GB in a 4 x 4GB configuration now costs $1000 compared to the previous $1400 charge.


    Old RAM upgrade pricing for 27-inch iMac models
    While the smaller 21.5-inch iMac can support 4 GB RAM modules in its four slots for a total of 16 GB, Apple's build-to-order options only permit customers to upgrade to a total of 8 GB of RAM in a 4 x 2 GB configuration. Consequently, Apple pricing for 21.5-inch iMac configurations remains unchanged.

    Article Link: Apple Quietly Drops Prices on 4 GB RAM Modules for 27-Inch iMac
  2. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Their price for 4GB so-dimms is pretty decent now. I never thought I would be saying that about apple ram!
  3. zunairryk macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
    Vancouver, BC
    yea nice to see decent prices for RAM, hopefully Apple will make it ~$200 to upgrade to a 128gb SSD on MBP 13
  4. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I had a relative who just bought an iMac. Wonder if he can get a refund.
  5. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2008
    it's because people can replace it on their own. I'd still recommend replacing it yourself to anyone just to get comfortable with working on your own computer.

    Then again, is it possible to do on the new macbook pro's without voiding the warranty? Can someone please answer?
  6. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2007
    Indiana, US
    This article is proof that someone always has to vote negative on something. :p Seriously, what's negative about a price drop on RAM?
  7. AwakenedLands macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2009
    My guess is the two who voted negative just bought iMacs at the higher RAM price yesterday. I'd be a tad upset too.
  8. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Good call on Apple's part, with the educational discount it's even better to get RAM through Apple instead of OWC now.
  9. NebulaClash macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2010
    Cue the moaners: "IT'S STILL TOO MUCH, AAARGHH I HATE MY LIFE!!!!"
  10. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    I'm sure if it's within the normal return period and the store has a price-guarantee... worth trying anyway. ;)
  11. !¡ V ¡! macrumors 6502a

    !¡ V ¡!

    Jun 21, 2007
    It's like you can read my mind. :eek::p;)

    j/ks ram drop good. Though I do not mind doing it myself.
  12. fox10078 macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2009
  13. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    $200 for 4GB of RAM is an outrageous price. I'm not going to bend over like you.

    The fact that it's still twice as much as it should be.
  14. reden macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Why are you getting so worked up about this? lol.
  15. inlovewithi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    It's still so much cheaper to upgrade on other laptops. But I guess Apple uses next generation memory. The cheapest way to upgrade is to buy the memory separately. Back in 2007 I bought 2gb stick for my macbook, for $17. High rated memory too. Since then prices have gone up, last I check a 2gb stick sold for like $45.
  16. inlovewithi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    I didn't vote negative, but Apple's ram is still way too expensive. As time passes by, ram does get cheaper, and I guess Apple adjusted it.
  17. fox10078 macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2009
  18. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    already did. works great.
  19. lifeinhd macrumors 65816


    Mar 26, 2008
    Has anyone noticed that they've also started using the MacBook Air-style angled power adapter on the MBPs?
  20. fox10078 macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2009
    Sweet, I did the same to my Macbook, Much better paying 100 bucks for 4GB than 100 bucks for 2GB.
  21. iMpathetic macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    Beverage spit out. thank you sir. :)
  22. jragosta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    That may be a bit high for 2x 2 GB, but it's not bad for the 4 GB DIMMs - which is what this article was about.

    Newegg charges $189.99 for the same DIMM that Apple charges $200 for.

    Most PC companies charge too much for RAM. Fortunately, you don't have to buy it from the PC vendor if you don't want. It's just that for the first time, Apple is competitive on larger DIMMs.
  23. DCJ001 macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2007
    RAM and hard drives are user replaceable parts. As long as you do not damage anything when you replace them, everything will be fine and your warranty/AppleCare will be intact.
  24. gmcalpin macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2008
    Somerville, MA
    You do realize that when you add 4x2 GB and pay $400 for it, you're still paying a little bit over the cost of those DIMMS… and Apple gets to keep the 2x2GB that would have come standard?

    Basically, you're paying Apple over $200 to install it for you, and that's still kind of high.

    I'm not complaining: I'm perfectly happy adding my own RAM and eBaying any extra DIMMs I might end up with. (…On a Mac Pro, not an iMac.) It's just that people seem to overlook that part of it so often.
  25. jayjay07 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    Southern California
    Pretty good news for my cousin who will be purchasing his pretty soon.

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