Other World Computing has announced the first third party DDR3 Memory Upgrades up to 8GB for the new iMac. The new 2GB and 4GB single module upgrades are available only from OWC and are not an option on factory ordered iMacs. Kits are offered with up to 8GB of RAM for the new 2009 iMac models introduced Tuesday, at an average savings of 50-percent off of Apple's factory prices.
The offerings available are a 2GB DDR3 RAM module for $35, a 4GB DDR3 RAM kit featuring 2 x 2GB chips for $50, a 4GB DDR3 RAM module for $350 and an 8GB DDR3 RAM kit (2 x 4GB chips) for $700.
The 4GB kit price is a 50-percent reduction on apple's factory price, while the 8GB kit is a 30- to 36-percent reduction on Apple's charges, depending on model. OWC is offering a lifetime advanced replacement warranty and a money back guarantee for the new modules.