New 21-Inch iMac Won’t Let Users Upgrade RAM Themselves, But 27-Inch iMac Will


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Ask iFixIt: the thinner Apple makes their products, the less user serviceable they are. That’s why the new 21.5-inch iMac doesn’t allow users to upgrade the RAM themselves. The 27-inch, though, apparently does, a consequence of the added space.

Source: Apple

  • TheKnightWhoSaysNi

    That really sucks! Ram gets really cheap about a year after initial release. That’s when it makes sense to upgrade with 3rd party RAM. Now you are forced to pay Apple’s outrageous RAM prices.

  • joelubow

    The 27″ will be cheaper than the 21″ if you want 32GB of RAM in it.

    $500 for the bigger computer and $200 for the RAM. I bet Apple gets more than $700 for 32 GB of RAM.

    It’s also possible that these will accept 64GB of RAM – too expensive now, but in a couple of years, I’d want the ability to do that.