8GB RAM upgrade costs Php59k on Apple Store

8GB RAM upgrade costs Php59k on Apple Store

I was shopping around for a Macbook Pro on the Apple Store yesterday when I tried configuring some custom upgrades of an entry-level 13″ MacPro.

When I started bumping the DDR3 RAM from 2GB to 8GB, I could not believe what I saw. The upgrade is almost as expensive as a new MacPro — at Php59,300.


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I guess DDR3 RAMs aren’t that cheap as I thought they would be.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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33 Responses

  1. Darren says:

    this is insane Abe!!!

  2. stonedchewy says:

    wow. this cant be. a typo perhaps? whatever it is its too way for a memory upgrade. :)

  3. Ron says:

    Wow that is expensive.

  4. Rome says:

    that is too expensive and too impractical! Ano yan ginto?? Apple store umayos kayo! :(

  5. bisdaktech says:

    wt?? i’d rather buy a new laptop than upgrade.


  6. joshua says:

    hahahah mas mura pa iPhone XD

  7. Typo yan malamang. Kaka-copy and paste kasi. Haha!

  8. Rome says:

    I think it’s a typo. It’s purely illogical: a 4GB upgrade would cost you 5,390… double up an upgrade (to 8GB) would cost you 59,300? Maybe it’s just 9,300? =)

  9. It’s insane! Does CD-R king have those kind of memories? hehe.. asa. Anyway, 59300 is really expensive for a doubled 4gb memory.


  10. Miguel says:

    It’s the same for US pricing. 4 GB DDR3 modules are still new.

  11. I remember seeing somewhere that the 4GB DDR3 modules installed on macbooks are actually cheaper than what’s available for retail.

  12. Vance says:

    It is DDR3 so that is nothing new..

    Just buy it online like what most Mac users do.. there are some sites that offer mac parts like memories much cheaper than what Apple officially sells..

  13. because the RAM has a laser-etched Apple logo, which is a premium pay?

    don’t get me wrong, i so LUV Apple, and the price points of their units(MB, MBP, MBA, Apple TV) are justifiable but for a RAM at that price? that, i think, is a bit pricey.

    reminds me that RAMs way back 1980 cost a real estate.

  14. sorry, there weren’t any RAMs yet in 1980. i should have used the word “memory.”

  15. sorry, there weren’t any DDRAMs yet in 1980. i should have used the word “memory.”

  16. ampz says:

    one question, is it good to buy at apple store rather than powermac?

    i’m planning to buy a macbook pro…

  17. ricojake says:

    i also believe its a typo error. grabe ang mahal pala ng upgrade kahit yung sa 4 gig.

  18. Pink says:

    Hmmm I’m thinking this is just typo.. I guess Apple should hire a proof-reader LOL

  19. m says:

    The DDR3 1066mhz really cost that much if not more. Its not simply doubling the price of 4gb ram since a 4gb stick of this kind (even DDR2) for that matter costs a lot. To be honest, this is one of the more fair ram upgrades from Apple when it can actually cost cheaper than buying elsewhere. Try it on amazon RAM with same specs go for 800 usd depending on stock available.

  20. Victor says:

    wtf!? Corporate greed again? =D kalahati tubo nila dyan o mahigit pa.

  21. Jam. says:

    Dati pa 59k ang price nyan.

  22. yuga says:

    I don’t think it’s a typo. The US Apple Store sells the 8GB (2x4GB) upgrade for $1,100.

    A single stick of 8GB DDR3 RAM costs about $499 on 3rd party online stores.

  23. jeff says:

    its better to just buy the main unit and just have the upgrade somewhere else coz upgrade on apple website to to pricely and beside upgrading the ram and hardrive will not void the factory warranty

  24. Calvin says:

    yikes, who in their right mind will buy that upgrade? wait for DD3 to go mainstream muna siguro.

  25. Miguel says:

    Memory fabs cost Billions, so early adopters pay for them.

  26. Vatch says:

    Thats pretty expensive.

    4gb is enough if its DDR3.
    If what you worry is Multitasking, You can run more than 5 to 10 application but use can use only 2 or 3 apps. like playing music while typing.

  27. jehzlau says:

    mahal talaga apple. Parang earphone, mas mura pa bumili ng ipod kasi may earphone kesa sa earphone alone. hehe :D

  28. iMadrid says:

    You Noobs! Everyone knows you don’t buy RAM from Apple Store. All Mac user knows that its overpriced. Old news.

    Apple also makes it easy for even novice users to upgrade notebook RAM. Its included in every user manual.

  29. Noob says:

    sorry naman. oo magaling ka na…

  30. terrormaschine says:

    thats the dumbest thing ever!!! people who buy this should be shot, 1K for ram… WOW im glad im a PC :D

  31. kwool says:

    mukhang di po typo, sa US website ng Apple, $1100 yung 8GB upgrade, w/c is roughly P50k+.

  32. Arvin says:

    Can anybody provide local suppliers?
    8Gb (4Gb x 2 DDR3 1066 SODIMM) upgrade kit for SOny Vaio VPCCW26FG from http://www.crucial.com costs P25,000 online…

  33. Asdfghjkl says:

    Owning an 8-gig memory is impractical anyway, 4GBs is already more than enough for anything. It’s just a marketing fad to rip people off from their hard-earned money.

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