Got a tip for us? Share it...

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.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

41 months ago
Yeah, ....... No thanks.
Rating: 16 Votes
41 months ago
Damn it! I bought it for $1479 last week :(
Rating: 15 Votes
41 months ago
Why not just buy a couple more minis? You know, true multitasking.
Rating: 14 Votes
41 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.
Rating: 11 Votes
41 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
Rating: 11 Votes
41 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
41 months ago
It would be nice if Apple put in 4 RAM slots, I like the small form factor, but sometimes they take it to too much of an extreme.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 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.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
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.
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago
If you are doing something that requires 16GB of ram, you should not have purchased a computer with the word "mini" in the name...
Rating: 6 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]