In a way, this isn’t really news and places like OWC and RAMJET have offered 16GB ram kits for the 2011 Apple MacBook Pros for sometime. Since February for OWC if I recall, but this is the first I have seen where you can buy 8GB crucial sodimms for MacBook to max out your MacBook Pro way past what Apple suggests and for a pretty good price considering Crucial is a name brand memory manufacturer.
At the time of writing, not only are these Crucial 8gb sodimms finally available to buy online, they’re pretty cheap when you compare the prices to the other vendors that offer 16GB MacBook Pro memory upgrade kits:
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Is it worth it to spend over $700 on RAM in 2011? That’s up to you, but I don’t know that I would right now unless you really need all the speed you can possibly get your hands on. Usually if you’ve got a MacBook Pro you’re a professiona even when you consider the higher price these 8GB sodimms still demand they’re a bargain when you compare the price of ram against your profits. More RAM allows you to work faster, especially if you’re working with image processing or video.
But these 8GB 1333Mhz sodimms from Crucial are still pretty pricey when you compare to the 8GB Crucial MacBook Pro Kits that will run you just over $50. (see MacBook Pro Price Chart Above) There are cheaper 8GB upgrades above too in the MacBook Pro Price table but you may want to consider this upgrade over the 8GB option which is considerably cheaper. 4GBx2 DDR3 1333Mhz sodimms are a much better deal than 8GBx2 DDR3 sodimms still in 2011. Who knows what happens in 2012 for ram prices, but my guess is these 8GB Crucial sodimms will drop in price like a stone over the next year, just like the 4GB memory modules did.
Another reason to wait a bit when it comes to upgrading your MacBook Pro to 16GB is that there’s rumors of new 2012 MacBook Pros down the road and you may be better off waiting until the new Apple Pro notebooks are released so you compare your options: Upgrade your 2011 MacBook Pro – or buy a new 2011 MacBook Pro, which might have the option to install even more RAM than the 16GB limit the MBP’s have today.
This particular notebook computer from Dell is the best selling notebook computer from Dell and available in quite a few different configurations if you buy from Dell directly, but my advice is to buy the cheapest Dell 15R you can find and upgrade the RAM and even the hard drive yourself rather than buying memory direct from the manufacturer, which is going to be more expensive than buying high quality memory and installing it yourself.
The Dell 15R from dell is available in two memory configurations:
Dell Inspiron 15R with 4GB Single Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Dell Inspiron 15R with 6GB Single Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
The best deal on a 15R from Dell is to buy the 4GB version and apply the money saved by not adding an 8GB Memory Upgrade Kit, which is the maximum memory for the Dell Inspiron 15R.
Be sure you buy right memory for the Dell Inspiron 15R, as this notebook requires the use of DDR3 1333Mhz sodimms. To replace the ram on your Dell, there are two memory upgrade slots available in this popular dell notebook and assuming you want to max out the Dell notebook to a full 8GB you would remove the factory installed RAM (either 1x2Gb and 1x4GB or 2X2GB, depending on original configuration and replace it with an 8GB Dell Inspiron 15R Memory Upgrade Kit consisting of 2x4GB ddr3 1333Mhz memory modules.
**Where To Buy Dell Inspiron 15R Memory Upgrades.
At the time of writing this the cheapest Dell Inspiron 15R memory upgrades are available **on sale at Amazon** and better any of the prices you see below. This may change over time so it’s best to check for yourself to see if any Dell ram prices have changed. More Memory Upgrade Options for the Dell Inspiron 15R are below:
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**How to Install Dell Inspiron 15R Memory Upgrades
Dell offers an excellent manual for the Dell Inspiron 15R that describes how to easily replace the memory upgrades in the Dell notebook to maximize the performance from the Dell Laptop.
The Dell Inspiron 15R is a fast, cheap 15 inch notebook available with both Intel i3 and i5 processors, and adding more memory to the Dell Inspiron 15R will offer faster performance and a smoother windows operating system experience by adding more memory to your Dell notebook computer
The Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 21.5 inch LCD display was a current Apple computer (now discontinued) from October 20, 2009 until the release of the newer mid summer iMacs replaced the 2009 Apple iMacs in 2010.
When shipped from the factory, Apple installed just 4GB of DDR3 1066Mz sodimms in this Apple desktop computer, yet the maximum RAM for the 2009 Apple iMac was 16GB of Apple RAM Upgrades.
**How To Maximize the RAM in an Apple iMac 3.06GHz 21.5 inch
To get the maximum performance out of this Apple iMac, it’s recommended you buy two 8GB memory upgrade kits guaranteed to work with this Apple iMac model. An 8GB Memory Upgrade Kit for 2009 iMac models consists of two 4GB DDR3 1066 sodimms in a 204 pin laptop sodimm configuration and to add 8GB of iMac RAM, one 8GB memory upgrade kit is needed, but considering how cheap RAM is for 2009 iMacs today buying two 8GB iMac memory upgrade kits is your best bet allowing you to to Max out the iMac 3.06Ghz to the full 16GB it was designed to accept.
**Where To Buy RAM for Apple 3.06GHz 21.5 inch.
One of the** cheapest 8GB iMac RAM upgrades available today** for this iMac model is available on sale at Amazon, or if you prefer you can choose from other memory stores that sell RAM for 2009 Apple iMacs at a great discount when compared to the full price of RAM that the Apple Store charges.
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**How Many Memory Upgrade Slots Are There?
This Apple iMac offers four memory upgrade slots available for upgrade, and with the maximum of 16GB you will need to buy and install 4x4GB DDR3 1066Mhz sodimm memory modules
**What Memory Type Does the Apple iMac 3.06GHz 21.5 inch Use?
This Apple iMac computer requires DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC) memory upgrades in a 204 pin sodimm configuration.
**Can I Install Apple iMac RAM myself?
Yes, you can and Apple provides iMac RAM installation instructions for this Apple iMac model so you can install iMac RAM yourself
The Apple Mac Mini with an Intel Core i5 2.3GHz processor is the cheapest Apple computer you can buy and makes a great choice for a student computer or home theater or music server, just two applications the Apple Mac Mini could be used for.
One reason the Mac Mini is so cheap, is that this is the only Apple computer that doesn’t come shipped with a keyboard, mouse or monitor. If you need these, you may be better off buying an Apple iMac instead as the savings on this cheap desktop from Apple will be much less when you factor in the cost of Apple peripherals.
The Apple Mac Mini ships standard from Apple with just 2GB of memory installed in it from Apple (one reason the Mac Mini is so cheap) but using the two available memory slots in the Apple Mac Mini you can install up to 8GB of RAM by adding a 8GB Mac Mini Memory Upgrade Kit that is priced currently at about $50* you could see an additional 50% or more of a performance upgrade by upgrading the 2011 Apple Mac Mini to the full 8GB of RAM it can recognize.
**Where To Buy Mac Mini 2.3 GHz RAM.
One store that sells name brand memory for Mac Mini as well as other computer brands is Crucial Technology, but as I write this the cheapest Mac Mini RAM for the Intel Core i5 2011 version is Corsair memory available on sale at Amazon and beats the Crucial memory price by a fair margin.
With ram prices so cheap for Apple Mac Mini Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz, I fully recommend you go straight to the 8GB maximum memory by filling the two available RAM slots the Mac Mini offers. If you’re really on a tight budget you could buy a 4GB Mac Mini RAM kit instead that still doubles your RAM, but with 8GB of RAM so cheap you’re best to go straight to 8GB of Mac Mini RAM.
**Cheapest RAM Prices for Apple Mac Mini Intel Core i5 2.3Ghz
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**How To Install RAM in Apple Mac Mini Intel Core i5 2.3GHz
Memory Installation on the Apple Mac Mini does not need to be done by a service professional (this wasn’t always the case) and if you follow the Mac Mini RAM instructions from Apple you will have no problems. The design on the new Mac Mini’s are brilliant as this is one of the only Apple computers you don’t need to use any tools with. The bottom cover on the underside of the Mac Mini twists off like you would a lid on a jar where the the entire RAM modules are easily accessible and with your fingers only you can remove and replace Apple Mac Mini Memory with ease.
*ram prices change for all computers and recently have been dropping.
The Acer Aspire 1825PT notebook is a 14 inch Acer notebook released in May 2010 and offers a P250 processor running at 2.3GHz with 3GB of RAM installed from the factory with a 320GB hard drive and runs windows 7 as the default operating system. With a sale price in the $500 area this notebook from Acer is a competitive notebook for the price and one of many notebooks available for sale if you’re in the market to buy a new Acer notebook.
Acer Aspire 1825PT Memory Upgrades
This is a relatively new Acer notebook that requires the use of DDR3 1066 SDRAM sodimms and this particular Acer notebook offers two memory upgrade slots and can be upgraded to 8GB by replacing the factory Acer RAM with two 4GB sdram sodimms. An 8GB Acer memory upgrade is the cheapest price I have seen in the fifteen years I have been monitoring ram prices and 8GB should cost you less than $50 for 8GB of Acer RAM. This is one of the better deals on RAM upgrades for Acer notebook computers today.
**How To Upgrade Acer Aspire 1825PT
Like most Acer notebooks access to the ram upgrades are accessible via a small door or compartment on the bottom of the Acer Aspire 1825. Once you have the notebook batter removed, you can safely remove the door, revealing the ram upgrade slots on your Acer notebook.
Remove the Acer factory RAM upgrades by pulling back the two small tabs that hold the ram upgrades in place and gently pull on the memory module to remove the acer factory memory upgrade. Once both Acer Aspire 1825 memory upgrade slots are free, all you need to do is to reverse this process by adding 2x4GB DDR3 SDRAM sodimms to maximize both the Acer Aspire 1825 Memory and also Performance. You should find that after completing the ram upgrade your Acer notebook will run faster and smoother with the added 8GB of RAM.