RAM prices dropping, 16GB Corsair under $70. Meaning?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Themegamacman, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Themegamacman, Apr 4, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

    Themegamacman macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    RAM prices are dropping like mad, and I'm hoping this actually has an impact on the future Mac computers. It would be really nice if the newer models had 8GB, even 16GB, being as it would only cost Apple like 50 dollars more for 16GB due to the large volumes they buy (even though barely anybody needs it, it would be nice and would put them ahead of any other laptop on the market). If SSD prices start dropping like this, my MacBook Pro is gonna get upgraded to the absolute max, no question about it. Let me know your thoughts on these theories. I'm pumped for this, definitely asking for 16GB for my birthday. Anyway, peace! Link.
  2. mrobit macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2012
    Meaning that hardware prices decline like this all the time. It's the same way with hard drives/solid state drives. Definitely one I'm happy with, too; I'll be picking up 16GBs and a 128GB SSD for my new MBP after I graduate.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    It means that new macs will prob come with 8 gb of ram and sell 16 gb for an extra $500 lol.
  4. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
  5. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Given ram prices, I fully expect 8gb to be standard across the board soon, maybe the 11" MBA being standard with 4gb.

    Ivy bridge is merely an incremental upgrade.

    However, combine that with a RAM upgrade, and I'm sure there would be plenty of MBA owners who would trade their 2011s on a 2012 model if they could step up to 8gb or more in the process.
  6. unixperience macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    actually companies have been selling 16gb laptops, hp and dell for instance(sometimes in in 4 slots, but usually 2 slots). HPs are dirt cheap, way cheaper than apple charges for 4 gigs. its been that way for a while. HP offered it around the same time people discovered MBPs could take 16gb. Perhaps before even, but I never ever checked HP before that time. apple is a bit behind the times.

    it would be nice if apple offered 8gigs ram in more models, such as the airs though. but of course they would be very expensive, as someone else pointed out... but then again with how cheap ram is now... im sure they could upgrade without losing any money compared to when they first started offering 4gigs
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I really don't understand Apple's outrageous RAM and storage memory prices. They must make several folds of profit selling that crap.
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    i dont see 8GB being standard just because of the prices, lets not forget 8gb of RAM is still more than some people need. Unless Mountain lion needs 4GB as a minimum than they might make 8GB standard to keep people using current OSX versions
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Lion eats 4 GB for breakfast, and 4 GB more for lunch. *belch*

  10. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Production costs are dropping and the Asian market is recovering?
  12. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    And probably for only about 1.5k...
  13. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    Exciting news to see tech prices lower and lower. For consumers anyway.

  14. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2009
    I wouldn't say 4GB more. It definitely isn't unusual for it to hover around 3-5(MAX)GB for me. I have to be multitasking while working in a production app to get it any higher.
  15. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It uses that if it has it, but if it only has two, it'll happily chug along with 2, provided you're not using other applications that demand a lot of RAM. Memory management in OS X is one of the most commonly misunderstood principles on this board. It uses what it has. Inactive RAM is useless RAM, so it puts it to use and doesn't free it until it needs to. The fact that you have seen Lion often using most of your 8GB of RAM does not mean that it needs it, however.

  16. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    8GB of DDR3 1066mhz ram in April 2009, used to be $850 for the kit. The demand for DDR 3, as well as the competition for it, has drastically increased the past year. I can wait to see 1866mhz 16gb kits for sale so I can upgrade to 16gb.
  17. p4madeus macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    Means there's even less reason to not max out your rig... that's all :D
  18. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Give it a few months and it'll cost next to nothing, compared to 6 months ago when 16GB was hanging around $500+
  19. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm waiting until it drops below $100.

    Damn just think....6 months ago OWC was wasting $1000!
  20. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    OWC wasn't wasting $1000, the consumers were! OWC was making BANK!!! :)
  21. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    The 11" Air and the Mini still come standard with 2GB. And the Air is actually pretty usable with only that much memory - can't speak for the Mini since I haven't used a base model.

    I really doubt 8GB will be standard with the next batch of Macbook Pros. But I would bet the 8GB upgrade gets cheaper and they offer 16GB from the factory, for $400 or something.
  22. iKIKO macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2011
    glad to hear !!! my 8gb won't cut it for me anymore, specially with design apps. hope to get 16g soon !!! :D
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Not really...
  24. enklined macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
  25. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    RAM prices dropping, 16GB Corsair under $110. Meaning?

    ** I believe this means IF you send them $110 they will send you 16GB of RAM.. Maybe.. Hopefully.. :D

    Worked for me, although I bought Mushkin 6wks ago for $140.. Me likes it..

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