Upgrade RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thechidz, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    why is it so expensive to upgrade to 4gb of ram through the apple store? like $700? I thought RAM was relatively inexpensive?
  2. jcs1088 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    you can find cheaper RAM on newegg.com or macsales.com i was gonna upgrade my ram on the apple store too but thanks to the forums i was informed of cheaper RAM
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Apple has always gouged on RAM prices...the gap had narrowed significantly, but third-party vendors have dropped prices a lot recently and reopened the huge gap. RAM is basically a commodity, and prices fluctuate daily. But Apple's not really a RAM vendor and I guess it's simpler (and more profitable) for them to set an initial price for RAM and then not adjust it.

    Buy from a trusted third-party vendor like OWC or DMS and install it yourself. It's about the easiest thing you can do on your computer.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Since you live in the USA I'd recommend OWC or DMS as previously mentioned.

    Also you can find excellent information in our RAM Guides. :cool:

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