OWC Memory Upgrades Offer Additional Options & Savings of up to $300 vs. Factory Installed Backed by Full Lifetime Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

Mar 4, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC 8GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Kit and 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Modules for the new Apple MacBook Pro 17" “Unibody” models. OWC memory is also available in modules and kits of up to 6GB for previous MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, as well as options from 16MB and up to 32GB covering nearly every current and past Apple computer model.

Pricing for OWC 4GB & 8GB Memory Modules and Kits for upgrading MacBook Pro 17" “Unibody” 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz models:

  • OWC 4GB DDR3 Memory Module - $359.99 (add to existing 2GB factory chip for 6GB total memory, an option not offered by the factory.)
  • OWC 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit - $697.99 (2 x 4GB matched memory modules for 8GB total memory)

OWC Memory - More Options & Lower Cost than Factory

The new MacBook Pro 17" laptops come standard from the factory with 4GB (2 x 2GB memory modules) of installed memory, with the only factory upgrade option of 8GB priced at $1000. For MacBook Pro 17" users who seek the ultimate performance configuration, OWC’s 8GB Memory Kit is priced much lower – over $300 less - than the factory installed 8GB upgrade. Upgrading to 6GB of installed memory – an option not offered by the factory - also offers substantial performance benefits and is accomplished with the purchase of a single OWC 4GB Memory Module, which replaces an existing 2GB factory installed module. In addition to the cost savings offered by OWC Memory upgrades, users also retain their original factory memory modules that can be sent to OWC for a current cash back trade-in value of $19 per 2GB module.

Free “Do-It-Yourself” Videos for Easy Installation

These new OWC Memory Upgrades are fully supported with free online instructional videos to make user installation a quick and easy 15-minute procedure. Videos showing both memory and hard drive upgrades being installed into a MacBook Pro 17" are available for viewing at:

Memory & Hard Drive Upgrades for All Previous MacBook/MacBook Pros

OWC Memory is also available for previous MacBook and MacBook Pro models, with 2-6GB kits and modules priced starting at $24.99. In addition, OWC also offers MacBook and MacBook Pro owners a full selection of 5400RPM and 7200RPM internal hard drive options in capacities up to 500GB to upgrade/replace their factory stock drives. Hard drive upgrade prices start at $47.99 for a 250GB 5400RPM drive, with the most popular 320GB 7200RPM drive priced at $72.99 and 500GB 5400RPM drive priced at $109.99.

For more information on OWC Memory Upgrades for the new MacBook Pro 17" and to order, visit:

OWC - The Trusted Name in Mac Memory

For the past 20 years, OWC has offered high quality, high performance memory upgrades for Macintosh computers. OWC’s independent memory benchmarks testing on a wide variety of Mac computers consistently demonstrates having more memory provides higher real-world performance. OWC memory performance gains are even more apparent when using memory intensive applications, such as audio/video, photo, 3D modeling, gaming and other applications, where OWC memory upgrades offer the best performance for the investment.

OWC is an Apple Developer Connection Premiere member and OWC memory meets Apple’s electrical and mechanical design requirements. OWC maintains an active state-of-the-art test lab to ensure the highest product quality and reliability. OWC Memory products provide a lifetime of high-performance, reliable operation, backed with a Money Back Guarantee and OWC’s Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty.

OWC also offers a full line of memory for upgrading nearly every Apple model made in the last twenty years, including Mac Pro Xeon, iMac, PowerMac G3/G4/G5, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. The full OWC Memory line, as well as a compatibility guide which directs customers to the correct upgrades for each specific Apple model, can be found online at:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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