Great Deals on RAM Upgrades for the 2012 iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Posted in Mac on 25/10/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Have you received, or are you planning to purchase one of Apple’s new Mac Minis, or one of the new ultra-thin 2012 iMacs? You’ll probably want some extra RAM to make your new Mac really sing – but don’t pay Apple’s premium prices! You can upgrade your new Mac to up to 32GB of RAM for less than $150! Here are a few deals you might find useful:

The RAM will also work Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pros (non-Retina, of course). I personally use a 16GB Corsair Vengeance kit ib my 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s been working like a champ for a few months now with no issues! Apple charges a whopping $300 for a 16GB RAM upgrade in the Mac Mini – a full 3-4 times as much as it costs to install and upgrade the RAM yourself! Yikes!

Give yourself a break, flip Apple the finger on their outrageous upgrade prices, and save some cash! Just as a guideline: The Mac Mini and MacBook Pro feature two RAM slots, while the new 27-inch iMac contains four slots (the 21.5-inch iMac does not have user-replaceable RAM). Happy upgrading!

*Updated 12/26/2012 to reflect end-of-year sale prices.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.