Other World Computing (OWC) has just unveiled it’s new 16GB RAM upgrades for the new 2011 MacBook Pros. This is notable, as it’s the first time such a product has ever been released for the MacBook line of Laptops. They have 12GB and 16GB configurations available that come at a cost of $879.99 and $1599.99 respectively. This is a pretty serious upgrade, but not unexpected, as the new MacBook Pros do rival the current Mac Pro models that are in production, many of which utilize 16GB or more of RAM.
If you plan on really using your new MacBook Pro as the ultimate desktop replacement workhorse, OWC’s got you covered. See below for their press release.
Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab the immediate availability of high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB memory modules that provide 12GB and 16GB memory configurations for the new 2011 MacBook Pro models. Now, with these OWC Upgrades, new MacBook Pro model owners can add up to twice the factory maximum installed memory.
OWC Memory Upgrades Offer More Configuration Options:
OWC 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Module – $59.99 (or $46.99 after OWC offered factory memory trade-in rebate.) Replaces an existing 2GB module for 6GB of total memory.
Not available as factory memory upgrade option.
OWC 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (2 x 4GB) – $112.99 (or $86.99 after OWC offered factory memory trade-in rebate.) Replaces both existing 2GB modules for 8GB of total memory. Up to $113 less vs. factory 8GB option.
OWC 12GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (8GB + 4GB) – $879.99 (or $853.99 after OWC offered factory memory trade-in rebate.) Replaces both existing 2GB modules for 12GB of total memory. Not available as factory memory upgrade option.
OWC 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (2 x 8GB) – $1599.99 (or $1573.99 after OWC offered factory memory trade-in rebate.) Replaces both existing 2GB modules for 16GB of total memory. Not available as factory memory upgrade option.
OWC MaxRAM Lab Confirms 16GB Performance And Compatibility
By maintaining its own lab of nearly every Apple Mac model ever made, including all of the latest 2011 MacBook Pro models, OWC continues its reputation as a leading independent memory upgrade provider for Macintosh computers with kits that offer maximum capacity, configurations and savings. Like all its memory upgrades, OWC Memory Upgrade Kits for 2011 MacBook Pro are engineered with premium quality components and are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications.
Notebook Performance That Rivals Desktops
“A wide range of testing – by both internal and leading external performance sites – is in progress on our first to market 12GB and 16GB OWC ‘MaxRAM’ memory options for the 2011 MacBook Pro,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Our initial confirmed results, using the same ‘diglloydMedium’ CS5 testing parameters employed by macperformanceguide.com, reveals a nearly 50% performance improvement with 16GB of RAM installed vs. the factory maximum of 8GB. This upgrade truly lets owners of the latest MacBook Pro models unleash the power of their machine with performance approaching that only previously available in Apple desktop and tower models.”