TweakTown Shows How You Can Save Hundreds with an iMac 4K DIY Upgrade

Recently, TweakTown author Tyler Bernath made the switch from a late 2013 MacBook Pro to the more upgradable 2017 iMac with Retina 4k display. He moved to the system for the Thunderbolt 3 ports, but also for said upgradability.

To make the DIY upgrades, Bernath turned to OWC for its kits that installing a new higher capacity SSD as well as more performance boosting memory. The kit also included everything needed to make the upgrades to the iMac including adhesive, suction cups and a display removal tool.

Check out the article at TweakTown to see Bernath’s experience of making the upgrade and the huge performance gains that he saw – all at a savings of hundreds and hundreds of dollars versus factory upgrades.

“I’m closing in on two months since I went through the steps of upgrading this iMac. The biggest performance gain has definitely come from the SSD … Is it worth it? Apple charges a nice $700 USD to go from the base HDD to a 1TB SSD, OWC charges $329 for the upgrade kit, you save roughly $350,” Bernath said.

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Want to make your own DIY upgrades? Check out OWC’s collection of installation videos to help upgrade nearly any Mac model.



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