OWC Announces 8GB RAM Upgrade Kits for 17" Unibody MacBook Pro Notebook

Computer outfitter Other World Computing announced the release of its 8GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Kit and 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Modules for Apple's MacBook Pro 17-inch "Unibody" models on Thursday. The modules are also available in kits of up to 6GB for previous MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.

OWC 4GB DDR3 Memory Module - $359.99 (add to existing 2GB factory chip for 6GB total memory)

OWC 8GB DDR3 Memory Ki t- $697.99 (2 x 4GB matched memory modules for 8GB total memory)

The new MacBook Pro 17-inch 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 US$1,000. In comparison, OWC's 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit (2 x 4GB matched memory modules for 8GB total memory) is priced at $697.99. The company is also offering a 4GB DDR3 Memory Module kit (add to existing 2GB factory chip for 6GB total memory) for $359.99.

The company also offers a series of free "Do-It-Yourself" videos to help with installation which showboth memory and hard drive upgrades being installed into a 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro.