Monday, October 7th, 2013 | Author: OWC Angie
Last week at OWC, we kicked off the celebration of our 25th anniversary with the #25YearsofOWC Quiz on our official Facebook page. We had a great response in Week 1, and it turns out, OWC fans really do know their 1988 trivia!
Here are the questions posted during Week 1:
1. The Macintosh IIx released in 1988 with a 16 MHz CPU, 40-80 MB Hard Drive & a max of 128 RAM. What was its base price?
- Answer: 25 years ago you could grab the top of the line Macintosh IIx for the low-low price of $7,769. Today, you can grab top of the line used Macs for a fraction of the price!
2. What was the top selling album of 1988?
- Answer: Bad was the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson. It has been cited as one of the 20 best-selling albums of all time, sold around 30 million copies worldwide, and was NOT the top selling album in 1988; George Michael’s Faith was. Article Continues…
During the past year at OWC, we’ve been celebrating our 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a sweepstake, a fundraiser and with some rather sharp-looking flags.
This October marks OWC’s official 25th anniversary, and we’ve had so much happen in the past year, we thought we would bring a new contest to help celebrate this special occasion!
Beginning today, we will launch the #25YearsofOWC Quiz on our official Facebook page! We’ll be giving away a prize every day for 25 days, so make sure you brush up on your 1988 trivia, share with your friends and head over to Facebook to test your knowledge!
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Larry
A fire that occurred recently at the SK Hynix DRAM production plant in Wuxi, China, caused a disruption in the plant’s production of memory chips. Fortunately, it looks like no one was seriously injured during the fire. However, whenever there is a problem at a DRAM production plant of this magnitude, it can have a major affect on memory supply and, in turn, affect memory prices.
The South Korea-based firm is the world’s second largest manufacturer of DRAM chips, and the Wuxi factory accounts for half of its output. Hynix, Samsung and Micron make up the lion’s share of the DRAM market with Hynix representing about 30% of the overall market, so an impact of that magnitude to DRAM product which goes into everything from memory, to phones and tablets, is going to cause a shortage in the market. This, of course, results in DRAM prices going up.
A 30% Impact on Future Supply
At OWC, we constantly follow pricing and availability of components and try to be upfront with our customers about fluctuations in component prices. What was a 19% reported increase is now a 30% real-world impact on our future supply. This marks the most significant, abrupt increase in three years. Article Continues…
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
How many times a day do you wish you could tell people exactly what you think? I mean exactly what you think. That guy who cut you off in traffic just to beat you to the next stop light. The girl at Starbucks who heard you order nonfat milk yet decided to make it with milk straight from the udder. The coworker who clips his nails at his desk. The guy popping his gum seemingly in your ear from the seat behind you on the train. The point is, saying exactly what you think is sometimes discouraged, and holding our tongues about it often saves us from being punched in the face. But what if someone wanted to know exactly what you thought? And they wanted to know what you thought so bad that they were willing to enter you in a drawing to win a free iPad mini if you told them? What if I told you that OWC wants to do just that?! If that excites you, read on.
OWC wants to know what you think in order to gage interest in a new, exciting, and innovative event. We are considering hosting an annual conference where Macintosh product users can network and interact with other Macintosh users, attend educational sessions on a number of different topics, and visit an exhibition all featuring the newest and coolest products in the industry today! We want to know your thoughts! So please, give us your feedback.
And in order to thank you for your feedback, you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE iPad Mini. (Open to US residents only.) See, we take care of you. So think good thoughts about us, would ya?
Ashton Kutcher stars in Jobs, the new movie about Steve Jobs and his life. This movie has been heavily panned by critics and Apple Founder Steve Wozniak “Woz” for it’s gross inaccuracies.
All in all…. the movie is good. Not excellent or merely OK, but good, and it does indeed hit an “excellent” in one spot… inspiration.
You can tell this movie is done by Apple fanboys, but Apple fanboys that became fans after Steve and Apple went through hell and back and finally delivered the comeback for Apple that nobody in the industry thought possible. Recent Apple fanboys inherently have a bit of whimsical nostalgia for the past. So assumptions are made and some things are compressed or off. Article Continues…