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Why is ram for the new macbooks so expensive?

Why is ram for the new macbooks so expensive?

I was pricing up a new Macbook unibody 17" and whilst following my general rule of giving a laptop as much ram as it can physically take, I fell off my chair when I saw the price.

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Guest [Entry]

So that Apple makes a lot of profit.
Guest [Entry]

Most people are deathly afraid to open their case and look at the pieces, much less replace them. Apple probably gets plenty of people who will upgrade just on the common suggestion that more is better. It's no loss to them if some of their users decide to do the manual upgrade; if they were real asses about it, they'd put some clause in the warranty to discourage such behavior.
Guest [Entry]

"It's not really the case that Apple ram is expensive here, it's come down in price a lot recently. The thing here is that 4GB modules are expensive. Check on OWC, the price for 8GB is $700.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/"