Upgrading RAM On The New 27-inch iMac Is Easy, Here’s How

Upgrading RAM On The New 27-inch iMac Is Easy, Here’s How

The new iMacs are lovely, but the smaller units are hard as hell to get into if you want to make some upgrades of your own. The recent iFixit teardown of the 21.5-inch iMac revealed that you’ll have to unglue your display if you want to swap out your hard drive or add more RAM, even though it’s a piece of cake on the bigger, 27-inch iMacs.

Apple added a new feature for the 27-inch iMacs that makes swapping out RAM easier than a push of a button. Well, it’s almost that easy – here’s how to do it.

The new 27-inch iMacs come with a memory access port in the back. To open the port, you have to remove the power cable and then push the small button above the plug. Once the button is depressed it will release a latch for the memory access port and you can pull off the plastic cover.

Once you have the cover removed you can pop in some new RAM, replace the cover, and you’re good to go. It’s so easy even your mom could do it.

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  • Hal Summers

    You don’t know my mom.

  • Market_Mayhem

    Too complicated. Jony Ive should have just left an open slot that doubled as a cooling vent. However, I don’t see a panel to swap out the hard drive. This is a good reason to downgrade Apple on principle.

  • kavok

    Too complicated. Jony Ive should have just left an open slot that doubled as a cooling vent. However, I don’t see a panel to swap out the hard drive. This is a good reason to downgrade Apple on principle.

    It’s not any more complicated than the older iMacs as far as upgrading the RAM. iMacs have always been limited in upgradeability. It is also one of the best-selling desktop computers. You can always buy something else, there’s nothing saying you’re stuck with an iMac. Downgrading your comment on principle.

  • jkent74

    I think upgrading RAM on the new 27″ iMac is actually easier than the older one. I’m all for it!

  • Buster

    It’d be better if Apple had put the hard drive in that slot as well.

  • EndObamaCare

    Thanks! I went to a store today and they said the 27″ haven’t come out yet. Do you know when they do come out?

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