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Apple intros 8GB kit for 15-inch MacBook Pro

updated 11:10 am EDT, Thu March 26, 2009

8GB kit for 15-inch MBP

Apple has begun selling an official 8GB RAM upgrade kit, designed for the latest 15-inch unibody MacBook Pro. The kit contains two 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SO-DIMMs, and costs $1,200. It is only being offered for 2.66 and 2.93GHz MacBook Pros though, not the low-end 2.4GHz model. It is unknown if the RAM might be compatible with the previous mid-range, clocked at 2.53GHz.

The kit doubles the amount of memory a 15-inch Pro can use, but may not be the most cost-effective means of upgrading a system. Many in the public have complained that official Apple RAM is more expensive than equivalent memory from third-party manufacturers; equivalent PC expansion kits are often several hundred dollars less. The new 8GB option does however bring the 15-inch Pro in line with its 17-inch sibling.




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  1. Sandman619

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    The way the world is


    Buying an accessory, kit, whatever, is usually more expensive direct from the manufacturer. Third parties are always the value offerings. So nothing seems out of character here

    Cheers !

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Wonder the difference

    When they first came out, others offered upgrades to 6gb, but if you installed 8gb the machines would crash all over the place.

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