OWC Offers 16GB RAM Upgrade for New Mac Mini, For $1400


With last week's release of upgraded Mac Mini's, Apple's baby Mac is actually a fairly beefy machine. Other World Computing is taking that a step further by offering a 16GB RAM upgrade -- twice what Apple offers:
OWC 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit (2 x 2GB memory modules) - $37.99

OWC 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit (2 x 4GB memory modules) - $79.99

OWC 12GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (8GB + 4GB memory modules) $749.99

OWC 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (2 x 8GB memory modules) - $1399.99
OWC maintains a "MaxRAM" testing lab of Apple machines and has verified that the new Mac Mini can accept up to 16 GB of RAM.

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51 months ago
Damn it! I bought it for $1479 last week :(
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51 months ago
Yeah, ....... No thanks.
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51 months ago
Why not just buy a couple more minis? You know, true multitasking.
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51 months ago

What a complete and utter rip-off. How can they justify such a price. No thanks! Come back with £100 per stick and you have a deal, that's just blatant overcharging and I get great performance with 8GB thanks.

I understand there's development costs, marketing, and manufacturing, but c'mon really that much? You guys need your head seeing to.


Higher density chips have lower yields. Once the process gets better the price will go down. Heck, I once paid $1100 for a 32MB SIMM.
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51 months ago
if 8gb sticks cost so much im not surprised that we don't see an 8gb option for macbook airs, imagine how much one would cost from apple o.O
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51 months ago

r they serious? 16 GB Ram cost no more than 99 euro on amazon

Not for two SO-DIMMs.

I can buy a whole new ThinkPad with 16GB RAM (http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Lenovo-ThinkPad-W520-Core-i7-2720QM-w-FHD-16GB-RAM-/250860580654?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3a6874af2e#ht_7327wt_856) for little more than that price of RAM!

Take a look at the specs. That laptop uses 4 memory modules. If the mini had four slots then it would be much cheaper to upgrade to 16GB.
Rating: 8 Votes
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51 months ago
omg, or you could just take the back off with ur bare hands and change it for like $100 MOST


Uhm, no.
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51 months ago

r they serious? 16 GB Ram cost no more than 99 euro on amazon


The Mini uses laptop memory (SO-DIMMs). OWC's price isn't that far off what it would cost you from Amazon or Newegg, and OWC is promising that it will work.
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51 months ago

What's the point in having so much RAM in a simple desktop that's not meant to be doing a whole lot of work. The whole point is to save money with the Mini--honestly, the 2.4GHz 2GB model ran Photoshop CS3 just fine for me when I was working with 90mb files. :confused:


That is your impression of the machines. Frankly I see them as far more capable, especially with this new release. You can reasonably run OpenCL and OpenGL code on the model with the AMD GPU for example.

In fact I'd be willing to say the new Minis are a very cost effective workstation for less demanding work. Without spinning tall tales they are more powerful then any computer I've owned in the past.

So I think your opinion of the Minis is out of place. They are now very capable little boxes.
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51 months ago
Good for a Server

Where this would be reasionable is in the Mac Mini Server.
For $2949 you can build a core I7 quad server with 128 GB of SATA 3 SSD storage (RAID 1) and 16GB's of Ram. The Mac Mini in this config will deliver disk data rates of over 1000MB/S. A very impressave mid level server for a good price at that server level. But what it has over it's other server compeditors is it's power draw. This config draws around 40 watts. Low watts = low heat = Low noise. Plus it has thunderbolt.
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