Corsair 16GB RAM only $299 on Newegg!

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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I've been checking with OWC since they started selling 16GB for about $1300 (?) I think it was. Then it came down to $850 and I told myself if it ever dropped below $800, I'd give it a go, but it fluctuated between $830 and $880 for months on end. Last week I gave it another look and the price went down to $530 and I was ready to order, but I had to give NewEgg a look and lo-and-behold, it's selling for $300 shipped. So this one was the natural choice. This will work great for my media work!
 

yusukeaoki

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Mar 22, 2011
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lol When I got my 2011 MBP and looked at 16GB RAM, I was damn... 1600USD for RAMs... and what do you kno.
Just 9 months and dropped 1300 bucks lol
 

Naimfan

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Cue all the people who claim no one "needs" 16 GB of RAM in a laptop in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
 

fisherking

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can the late 2011 13" mbp use this? and what's the benefit (or issue)?
i know apple says 8gigs is the max. will apps use the extra 8 gigs??
 

yusukeaoki

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Mar 22, 2011
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can the late 2011 13" mbp use this? and what's the benefit (or issue)?
i know apple says 8gigs is the max. will apps use the extra 8 gigs??
yes it can.
And benefits are better stable multitasking.
I do alot of video/photo editing which I open photoshop, final cut, etc.
These apps will eat ALOT of RAMs. So in my case, I need them.

Honestly, using 16GB of RAM is depends on the user.
Some people will use it, some dont.

If you think you lag when you open multiple apps, get them.
They are deff worth it
 
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