Can i buy 4gb ram for new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mladenz, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. mladenz macrumors regular

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    Ey guys.

    Im about to buy a new MBP but i want to upgrade it with 4GB and dont want to pay apple 140euro for it.

    I upgraded my iMac, but this thing is kinda new, so can i buy 4GB? Is it out yet? If it is, where can i buy it?

    Thanks,

    Mladenz
     
  2. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can.

    www.crucial.com or whatever the EU version of their site is.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Considering 2x2GB is $200, 140€ isn't actually too bad.
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure I saw some 2x2GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs at NewEgg for around $150.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well that's good. Makes Apple's price not as bad.
     
  6. cg165 macrumors regular

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    Pricing...

    Crucial's 2x2gb RAM (4gb DDR3 1066 MHZ) - $141.99 + tax

    Apple's upgrade to 4GB RAM (on 2.4ghz lower end 15" MBP) is $150, and $135 with EDU discount.

    So they actually are competitive now :D. I was surprised...
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Wait 6 months and you won't say that. ;)
     
  8. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    what? i paid $135 for 4gb ram from apple and they want $142?
     
  9. incogNitto macrumors newbie

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    It seems that this time around, Apple's upgrade prices aren't a huge ripoff. It looks like $50 more to upgrade the 320GB from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM. Also, the ram is a reasonable upgrade price when compared to NewEgg.

    Of course if you buy the upgraded parts elsewhere, you can resell the original pieces which has some benefit.
     

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