As usual, Other World Computing tested the new Macs mini and found that the machines support up to 16GB of RAM without problems, against only 8GB offered as an option by Apple.
OWC upgrade kits are also much more affordable:
- 4GB (2x2GB) for $ 38 versus $ 100 from Apple ($ 350 in Brazil)
- 8GB (2x4GB) for $ 85 versus $ 200 from Apple ($ 700 in Brazil)
And it goes beyond:
- 12GB (8GB module + 4GB module) for $ 750
- 16GB (2x8GB) for $ 1,400
Of course, even at OWC the price of an upgrade to 16GB is still somewhat prohibitive, sometimes costing more than the machine itself, but it is interesting to know that the option is at least available. Over time, these values ??are expected to drop considerably.
It is worth noting that Apple requires a minimum of 2GB of RAM for OS X Lion, but nowadays 4GB is the minimum recommended.