What makes Apple memory so special?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RetepNamenots, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2009
    I was looking at the configurations for Macbook Pros. To upgrade the new 13" model to 8Gb (2x4Gb) of memory costs £880...

    But what makes it so special?

    This Corsair stuff:


    Costs £538.99 - Which is a saving of £340. And Corsair is high-quality stuff...?

    for £880 you can buy a whole new Macbook Pro 13"!
  2. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    Absolutely nothing, other than its cost.

    They price high because some people are either too clueless or too lazy to bother buying RAM elsewhere and installing it themselves.
  3. knarzie macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    the difference in price = you getting to fly to Cupertino to watch Steve put it in for you :D
  4. RetepNamenots thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2009
    For that price, that really is what I would expect! ;)

    I've just worked out; if you're buying the MBP 13" with 8Gb memory, spend £600 extra and you can actually get return flights to California, and buy the same MBP model there.

    So if anyone wants to go on a holiday and wants a MBP - there's a way to save money! ;)
  5. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Which brand does Apple use stock?

    So there are absolutely no differences at all and the Corsair will be plug-and-play?
  6. fteoath64 macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2008
    Who says Apple RAM is special ?. Just the Apple tax prices.

    RAM is RAM, it either works or it does not. There are no moving parts and EFI will adjust the timing upon boot up. Of course poor quality RAM could hang a machine, so I would classify poor quality ram as non-functional (hence, does NOT work). OCZ, Cosair and Kingston, Samsung, Hynix, Nanya are a good bunch of quality ram out there.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't believe apple memory is special just a bit over-priced but with that said, I don't opt for the cheapest cut rate ram I can find. You do get what you pay for and I choose to pay a little more from crucial or OWC, knowing I'll get quality models with great support to back them up.

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