Apple Online Store remains very expensive for upgrades
About 5 years ago, we wrote about “Why Apple’s Mac are still way expensive” and compared HDD and RAM upgrades on the Mac are way overpriced. We checked again today and it’s still the same.
We went to the Apple PH Online Store and looked for HDD and RAM upgrades for the Mac and found the prices to be still way expensive.
Here are the ones we found so far.
Apple PH Store: Apple Memory Module 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 (PC3-12800) – 2x8GB @ Php20,000
VillMan: Corsair SODIMM DDR3 PC1600 16GB – 2x8GB @ Php6,000
The RAM or memory modules are the most expensive of the lot, going as high as 300% as the rate of other stores.
Apple PH Store: 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drive Kit for Mac Pro @ Php8,490
VillMan: Western Digital 1TB WD10EZRX Green 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive @ Php3,088
For the hard disk drive upgrades, the price difference is more than double — ranging from 250% to 300% the price of other local stores (like VillMan).
Apple PH Store: 2TB SATA Hard Disk Drive Kit for Mac Pro @ Php14,190
VillMan: Western Digital 2TB WD20EZRX Green 64MB Cache SATA 6GB/s Hard Disk Drive @ Php4,480
We’re not sure why Apple hasn’t yet normalized their pricing for these parts. And while pre-built systems like the Macbook Pro and the Mac Pro has already become very competitive, the upgrades are just outrageously expensive.