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Apple prices on RAM continue to mystify me

2009-03-03 12:01:54

The iMac is available with 8GB pre-installed. The upgrade, from 2x2GB 1066 DDR3 SO-DIMMs to 2x4GB SO-DIMMS costs $1000.

One thousand dollars.

I may well be mistaken, but 4GB 1066 DDR3 SO-DIMMS are available for about $65. Ignoring the fact that is an upgrade, it's nearly a 2000% markup. I don't get it.