Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 09 August 2007 04:43

Apple wants an arm and a leg for iMac memory

Written by test
Image

$1,000 for 4GB

It's no wonder that Apple is doing well, considering the prices they charge for extra memory for their computers, not to mention the extra charges they take out for selling their products outside of the US.

But it's really taking the piss when it comes to the memory upgrades, as going from 1GB to 4GB as an upgrade option at the time of purchase would set you back $850, while the same two 2GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM modules will cost you an astonishing $1,000 if you decide to upgrade later.

Going from 1GB to 2GB at time of purchase is a much more reasonable $150 and Apple charges $150 for a single 1GB SODIMM as an upgrade option as well. A 2GB SODIMM is half the price of the 4GB kit, $500 in other words.

We suggest you head over to Crucial, who's already listing compatible memory and even offers DDR2 800MHz SODIMMs for the new iMac. You can pick up a single 1GB DDR2 667MHz module for a very reasonable $50.99, while a 2GB module is $139.99, that's $10 less than what Apple charges for a single 1GB module.

Oh, and for those in Europe, forget about later upgrades, as Apple only offers a single 1GB module for a whopping €140, with the 4GB upgrade at time of purchase coming in at €820, that is some $1,131. Let's hope people aren't stupid enough to be tricked by Apple on this one.

test

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments