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Spring is all about new. New flowers blossoming, new high school and college graduates ready to conquer the world, and unfortunately those fresh new screw-ups when it comes to buying mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Luckily with the new OWC Garage Sale, now is the perfect time to give one of those new graduates the perfect tool to help them during their next adventure and also to give mom a “do-over” gift that keeps giving to prove your love and appreciation for her isn’t limited to just one day.
Check out these deals for great ideas on perfect gifts that won’t break the bank:
- Great Memory finds starting from $2.50; 8GB for $57.50
- Notebook 2.5 drives up to 1.5TB from $33; 500GB from $49
- desktop 3.5 HD 500GB to 4.0TB from $49; 1TB from $55
- Thunderbolt Docks, Adapters, and PCIe Chassis up to 25% off
- Small selection of iPad 2 with Wireless & 3G Cellular from $329
- 64GB SSD $59; 1.5TB USB 3 $97.50 & More Bus-Powered Portables
Be sure to check out our Garage Sale page for many more great deals. And as always, you’d better act fast – items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Numbers are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.
The difficulties encountered when upgrading the 2012 iMac 21.5″ model are well documented. In fact, with the particularly complex screen and logic board removal, professional installation is highly recommended. Fortunately, Apple has made upgrading memory a much easier endeavor in the 27″ model of the new iMac.
The 27″ model features a simple memory access port on the rear that ejects via a button above the power input. To remove the rear panel, just unplug the power cable and push the button above the power input. (Note: The button must be pushed in about 1/2″, so we recommend using the Newer Technology Toolkit “spudger” or a similar household item.) Once you have the panel removed, you are free to insert new memory.
So, the outcome to this is that based on the ease of install, when ordering a new 2012 27″ iMac, you should get it with the least amount of RAM installed at the factory. Why? Well, OWC offers some substantial savings versus the factory upgrades! Our 16GB upgrade costs less than half ($97.50) of what the same upgrade from Apple costs ($200). And if you’re looking to max-out your RAM, we also offer a 32GB option, which is about 1/3 the price ($195) of Apple’s offering ($600). Article Continues…
Once we had the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display unboxed, it was just a matter of time before we installed an OWC Aura Pro SSD to see how well it worked.
Well, as these pictures show, the Aura Pro fits just fine in the 13″ rMBP’s drive caddy (something new that wasn’t in the 15″ model), and so far everything seems to be running quite solidly.
Obviously, we’ve got a battery of other tests to put the drive through and we’ll have a more definite answer by early next week, but right now, all signs are pointing to “Yes.”
Well, another Apple event has come and gone. It started out with CEO Tim Cook recapping the success of the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch and iPod nano and later talking about iBooks. However, we’re going to focus on all the new hardware that got announced today – and there was a lot of it.
The Mac line got a big refresh, with updates to the iMac, Mac mini, and 13” MacBook Pro.
The mini had the smallest outward changes, with most of its improvement happening internally. All the expected upgrades are there, most notably the addition of USB 3.0. This along with the existing Thunderbolt and FireWire 800 ports, gives the mini multiple high-performance upgrade options and makes the NewerTech miniStack a perfect fit. We will have to verify this once we get one in, but the internal layout appears unchanged (other than the chipsets) so upgrading memory and internal storage on the new Mac mini should also remain relatively unchanged - including adding a second drive via a Data Doubler.