Last week, increasing the RAM of the new 13 ”MacBook Pro from 8GB to 16GB meant paying $ 125 more. From this week it means paying a total of 250 euros. Apple doubled the price of RAM in the entry model and now the update costs the same as the rest of the brand’s laptops, albeit less powerful.
As MacRumors noted, on both 13-inch MacBook Pros with 8th gen Intel processors, the price of RAM has changed. Both models come with 8GB RAM input and when the laptop was unveiled on May 4, increasing the RAM to 16GB meant a price increase of $ 125. the price increase is 250 euros, double.
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There have previously been changes in component prices. Generally on the downside, in 2019 the price of Mac SSDs was reduced. In statements to Apple’s The Verge, indicate that this change This is due to an error in the initial price and they go from 125 euros to 250 euros to maintain price consistency with the rest of the Mac.
Same price as the rest of the MacBook, different RAM
One aspect to consider is the type of RAM these MacBook Pros go up to compared to the rest of the MacBooks in the current catalog. The MacBook Pro 16 « comes with DDR4 RAM and the MacBook Air or select MacBook Pro 13 » comes with LPDDR4X RAM. The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model does come with an older model of RAM, LPDDR3.
The reason here is simple, have 8th generation Intel processors that do not support the latest RAM models. So far, it seemed that due to older RAM models already depreciated by manufacturers, Apple was offering the upgrade at a lower price. But with the change in recent days the price of LPDDR3 RAM is equal to that of DDR4 and LPDDR4X RAM in the Apple catalog.
All other MacBook Pro 13 models and component extensions remain absolutely the same with no apparent changes. only users wishing to buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro are affected with 8th generation Intel processor. Especially those who were looking to expand the RAM to 16GB.