This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Apple has announced a new 27-inch iMac model, and this product, like its predecessor (the 2019 version), allows users to access the memory slots and replace or add more memory on their own.
Recently, when users want to add more memory on a Mac, they usually use the customization options provided by Apple when they order. So what is the price difference between using the CTO (Customization Option) and replacing it with a third party's memory on your own in the case of this iMac?
The memory standards for the latest iMac 2020 models are the same as for the 2019 models. So if you use an OWC memory upgrade kit with guaranteed compatibility, here are the results compared to Apple CTO prices. (all prices in Japan/August 6)
128GB (4 x 32GB DIMMs) - ¥116,050 on Amazon (¥260,000 + tax at Apple CTO)
64GB (4 x 16GB DIMMs) - ¥63,148 on Amazon (¥100,000 + tax at Apple CTO)
32GB (2 x 16GB DIMMs) - ¥30,556 on Amazon (¥60,000 + tax at Apple CTO)
Although the price of OWC products in Japan is higher than in North America (e.g., $599 for 128GB), the difference in total price still ranges from 30,000 to 160,000 yen including tax, which should be motivating.
Apple's official support document on how to add more memory to your iMac is available on the Apple website. However, the 21.5-inch iMacs have not had any specification changes, and as usual, users are still physically unable to replace the memory.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.