Now that the WWDC has come and gone and Apple didn’t introduce the long-rumored light notebook, I was looking at Macbooks today, thinking about ordering a new laptop. Figuring that the laptop will probably be my main machine for the next while, I was looking at the Macbook Pros. I was thinking it would be good to trick one out with the full 4 GB memory config, but I was totally blown away by what Apple charges for the upgrade from 2 GB to 4 GB. $750 for 2 GB of memory? Are you kidding, I thought?
But it’s not just Apple – Lenovo is charging $845 for the same upgrade on its Thinkpad T60 series. There must be something I don’t know about DDR2 memory that causes the prices to be so high.
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Yeah, vendor-supplied memory is crazy expensive. I’ve never been able to figure out why, other than “because they can get away with it”.
I’ve bought memory upgrades for all my Macs from Other World Computing–here’s 4GB for $220, and they’ll let you trade in the memory that came with the machine for a rebate: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/