Not Enough RAM In Your New Mac Mini? OWC Will Give You 16GB for $1,400


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Apple’s latest line of Mac mini compact desktops offer some pretty impressive specifications. What with those latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the opportunity to grab a solid-state drive with a custom build, you can get a super speedy mini if you have the money.

One thing you can’t get for your new machine, no matter have much money you have, is 16GB of RAM… at least not from Apple.

Other World Computing, on the other hand, is now offering 16GG RAM upgrades for Apple’s latest Mac mini line — that’s double the RAM you can get from Apple itself. However, it will come at a price.

$1,399.99 to be exact, which is nearly double the price of Apple’s high-end 2.5GHz Core i5 mini. If that’s a little too expensive for you, how about 12GB of RAM for $749.99?

OWC also offers a 4GB upgrade for $37.99, and 8GB for $79.99 — that’s incredibly reasonable compared to Apple’s 8GB upgrade, which will cost you an extra $200.

OWC has tested Apple’s new Mac minis and verified that they will accept up to 16GB of RAM.

[via MacRumors]

  • Friends of Mac

    That makes it practically a Mac Pro Mini. Just toss on an external HD or hook it up to a NAS and you’re all set. However, buying 16G of RAM for $1400 right now seems excessive considering prices are free falling on the stuff all the time but if you have the means, I say GO FOR IT!


  • UNOwenNYC

    Let’s see: $40 for 4 gigs, then..appx twice the amount ($80) double the amount of gigs. Then, if I want twice that, reason follows I should pay double what? Not double? Not quadruple? Oh, QWC wants MORE THAN 30 TIMES the amount I’d pay for 4gigs! Yeah, I know: how ‘hard’ it is to miniaturise things. I ALSO know when someone’s foolishly trying to PLAY me……

  • Joel Angert

    Please stop shamelessly promoting your own website. It’s annoying, and no one likes it.

  • h0stile

    I plan to get a new Mac Mini (the stock version for 599) and I found 4GB and 8GB memory kits from Corsair that are quite affordable. Serials are CMSO4GX3M2A1333C9 for the 4GB kit and CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 for the 8GB kit. Both are DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 so theoretically they should be compatible, but does anyone know for sure if they will work in the new Mac Mini without kernel errors?

  • c.t

    I know- He just needs to stop it already

  • FenTiger

    Do they actually support 16Gb? The Apple website says they’re only configureable to 8Gb. Anyone know if the 2010 Minis support 16Gb?

  • KillianBell

    Well, according to OWC’s testing they do. I don’t think the 2010 model does, no.

  • BrentMiller

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

  • cliqsquad

    I forgot the registering process, but couldn’t he just have the link included in his name? I agree it is annoying and it is more tasteful to have it your name, people like what you say, they will click it. This way makes it feel spam-like and reduces the value of his comments.

  • iDaBoss

    sweet deal! I’m so getting this with my new mini.