Max Ram In MacBook Pro mid 2012
I am thinking about buying either the new (mid 2012) MacBook Pro 13” or the new MacBook Air 13”. But I have a question, since MAc Book Air is not RAM Upgradable, I should buy it with the max Ram available in Apple Store (8 GB). But, what about the MacBook Pro? If I buy it with the max available (8 GB) in Apple Store, will I be available to upgrade it to 16GB at some time?
Thanks that’s very important to me before I purchase my new Mac
Thank in advance!
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Other World Computing announced today OWC PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Memory Upgrades up to 16GB for the new MacBook Pro 13″ and 15″ non-Retina display models announced by Apple yesterday. OWC Memory upgrades offer owners of the newest MacBook Pro models up to double the maximum offered factory installed memory, savings up to 40 percent for same-sized memory upgrades, and upgrade options not available from the factory.
Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB*
Details: 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free.
*Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules.
I just purchased ram from OWC, 16 GB for my new MacBook Pro non-retina display. It should run great; these folks from OWC no their stuff. I've never had any problems with their recommendations
I've always wondered why Apple does that with the RAM, saying that the minimum is 4GB but it's upgradable to 8GB when it's actually able to use 16GB of RAM instead!! lol Why is that u' think if Apple mentioned that they'd get more money that way...
EDIT: So are the 17" MBP Models discontinued now or what?? lol