There's a lot of excitement about today's release of new upgraded 27-inch iMacs, and I know of several people who said that they want the new desktop machines... but that they wouldn't until they heard about memory upgrades from OWC. Well, it only took a few hours, and OWC announced the pricing and availability for RAM for the 27-inch Retina iMacs.
Here are the memory options:
- 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Memory Module $36.99
- 8GB (1 x 8GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Memory Module $69.99
- 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Upgrade Kit $68.00 -- Doubles the standard memory to 16GB for only $68.00, 66% savings vs. factory
- 12GB (8GB + 4GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Upgrade Kit $99.00
- 16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Upgrade Kit $134.00 -- Triples the standard memory to 24GB for only $134.00 for 33% less vs. factory 16GB
- 32GB (4 x 8GB) PC3-14900 1867 MHz Upgrade Kit $264.00 -- Offers 56% savings vs. factory installed 32GB option for the maximum installed memory.
OWC points out that its memory options include a lifetime advance replacement warranty, and that the iMac memory upgrades are extremely easy to do -- there's a memory access panel on the rear of the iMac that ejects via a push button located above the power input. Pop it out, put the new modules into the empty slots, and reinstall the access panel. Videos that outline the installation process are available on the OWC website.
The company also has storage upgrade options available to "super-size" an iMac to up to 8.0TB of storage. OWC's hard drive upgrade kits have an inline digital thermal sensor that works through the iMac's System Management Controller to reduce fan noise. The kits are available for all iMacs from 2009 to present-day.