MacNN | OWC launches 16GB RAM kits for Mac mini, MBP, iMac
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
OWC launches 16GB RAM kits for Mac mini, MBP, iMac
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 1:57pm

Third-party vendor OWC has launched new 16GB RAM upgrade kits for the Mac mini, iMac, and non-Retina MacBook Pro. A standard 8GBx2 kit costs $99, and in the case of 2010 and 2011 iMacs, can be used to add on to existing memory. The 2009 iMac has a special 4GBx4 option that costs $98 and can maximize the computer's memory capacity.



As an extra incentive, OWC is offering a copy of Windows virtualization environment Parallels Desktop 8 with any of the kits at a price of $39, $40 less than the normal retail cost. The RAM kits themselves are said to be about 66 percent cheaper than Apple's own factory upgrades. The Retina MacBook Pros offered by Apple use a different manufacturing technique which requires the RAM to be soldered to the motherboard, and thus cannot presently be upgraded except at the time of ordering. The RAM kits OWC is offering are for the non-Retina 2012 and earlier MacBook Pro models only.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Samsung seeking to break patent deal with Microsoft over Nokia buy - 8:09 PM EST
  • Hands On: Surgeon Simulator (iOS) - 7:10 PM EST
  • FCC head considering 'hybrid' partial Title II oversight of ISPs - 6:10 PM EST
  • Virginia judge rules police can unlock smartphones with fingerprints - 6:06 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win one of 10 "Haunted" app codes! - 5:53 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a trip to space on Mars One - 5:42 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Win a 808 Audio Hex SL Bluetooth speaker! - 4:40 PM EST
  • Friday Deals: 65-inch LG 4K TV, Steam Halloween sale, more - 4:21 PM EST
  • Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day! - 4:00 PM EST
  • Briefly: Camera+ app for free, Mercury On-the-Go Pro drive 2TB option - 3:50 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 2 Marshall cell phone cases! - 3:49 PM EST
  • Trent Reznor 'fully in it' on unannounced Apple/Beats project - 3:41 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 13 codes for A Haunted Halloween! - 3:10 PM EST
  • Forums: new Mini mysteries - 2:42 PM EST
  • Apple Deals: refurbished rMBPs from July 2014 - 2:32 PM EST
  • DealNN: Mac Pro, iMac, printers and more - 2:31 PM EST
  • Apple Watch a tougher project than iPhone, says Jonathan Ive - 1:51 PM EST
  • Apple publishes open-source code for OS X Yosemite - 12:18 PM EST
  • Briefly: new Chrome bookmark manager, GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig updates - 11:58 AM EST
  • Outlook for Mac gets revamp, MS lays out Office for Mac roadmap - 11:07 AM EST
  • New Apple Store to open in Lille, France in November - 10:01 AM EST
  • Apple adds 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pros to refurb store - 2:59 AM EST
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a box full of new Mac Pro computers! - 2:37 AM EST
  • Review: Tablo DVR - 2:00 AM EST
  • Hands On: Organ Trail Director's Cut (iOS and Android) - 1:23 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Amazon executive blames bad pricing for lacking Fire Phone sales - 1:59 PM EST
  • Spanish government orders Google to pay publishers for news story use - 12:18 PM EST
  • Briefly: Razer Naga Epic Chroma, UK gains 1,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots - 11:03 AM EST
  • Hungarian prime minister backs down from Internet tax proposals - 8:09 AM EST
  • Samsung Galaxy A5, A3 introduced with metal unibody design - 7:02 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.