Upgrade kits boost MacBook, MacBook Pro memory to 6GB

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An Apple solutions provider on Thursday announced a family of memory upgrades for existing and previous generation MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks that raise the maximum RAM limitation from 4GB to 6GB.

Unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro

The upgrades for the latest round of Apple notebooks are made possible via Other World Computing's new DDR3 4GB modules and 6GB DDR3 dual module kits that leverage the provider's long term experience using the new DDR3 memory technology.

"MacBook and MacBook Pro owners running memory intensive audio/video, 3D modeling, and image processing/management applications will find having 6GB really makes a difference in their computer's performance," said Jamie Dresser, Product Manager, OWC.

Pricing for RAM modules for the Late 2008 "Unibody" MacBook 13" and MacBook Pro 15" models are as follows:

  • 2GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Module - $65.99
  • 4GB DDR3 Upgrade Kit (matched pair of 2GB memory modules) - $129.99
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Module - $699.99
  • 6GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Kit - $749.99 (2GB + 4GB modules)

Santa Rosa MacBook and MacBook Pro

The reseller is also offering 6GB memory upgrades for previous-generation "Santa Rosa"-based Apple notebooks via a 4GB single DDR2 module upgrades and 6GB DDR2 dual module memory upgrades kits, which have reportedly been under development for nearly two years.

The modules are said to exceed Apple/Intel specifications, are RoHS compliant and fully compliant with JEDEC specifications.

Pricing for RAM modules for the 2007 "Santa Rosa" model and later (pre-Late 2008 "Unibody") MacBook 13", Macbook Pro 15", and MacBook Pro 17" models are as follows:

  • 2GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Module - $29.99
  • 4GB DDR2 Upgrade Kit (matched pair of 2GB memory modules) - $59.00
  • 4GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Module - $449.99
  • 6GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Kit - $479.95 (2GB + 4GB modules)

Other World Computing says all of its new upgrades are backed with a Money Back Guarantee and the reseller's Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty. They are user-installable in 15 minutes with help from free online installation videos.