Other World Computing announced today the immediate availability of the OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit for 2012 21.5″ iMac models that began shipping recently. Offering up to double the RAM — 16GB — versus the factory base configuration of 8GB, the OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit comes complete with an iMac opening tool, suction cups for safe screen removal, 11-piece toolkit, foam adhesive for proper glass and display resealing, and microfiber screen cloth. Both this complete kit and a no tools, memory modules only kit are supported by a ‘how-to’ video and OWC Lifetime warranty.
Savings Over $100 Compared To Factory Upgrade
When compared to the same-sized factory maximum memory option of 16GB, the $119.00 OWC Memory Upgrade DIY Kit offers savings over 40 percent compared to the factory cost of $200. For even more savings, 2012 21.5″ iMac owners can trade-in the two factory base 4GB memory modules for $20 and enjoy a total savings of over $100.
OWC DIY Memory Upgrades for 2012 Apple iMac 21.5” i5 and i7 Models:
- 2 x 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz SO-DIMM memory modules plus all opening, installation, reassembly tools and materials, and Lifetime Warranty. $119.00
- 2 x 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz SO-DIMM memory modules. No tools or materials included. Lifetime Warranty $97.50
Substantial additional information on this upgrade, iMac disassembly pictorials, and installation videos for this and potential other upgrades are available for free via OWC’s blog.
“We’re pleased to announce this complete, DIY memory upgrade kit for what was previously considered by many to be a non-upgradeable machine,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “It should be noted, though, in order to upgrade the memory, iMac owners must perform a highly complex screen and logic board removal. As such, we highly recommend professional installation of the kit.”