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    when purchasing a new 2018 mac mini, the original memory sticks of 4gb (each slot),
    when they are removed do they still belong to the purchaser for the total price of $999cdn? this is when apple replaces the 4gb sticks with (2)8gb sticks (as an example). and what is the exact price of the 4 gb stick of ram?
    12-17-2018 08:01 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm not quite understanding your question. The cost of the components are hard to determine for a variety of reasons.

    One is Apple gets those parts at wholesale, which is much cheaper than retail.

    Second, most regular consumers can't get wholesale prices of computer parts. If they buy in enough bulk, some retailers offer a deeper discount, but I don't think it gets anywhere near to wholesale prices.

    The situation you outlined, to me at least, is when configuring the device. You are essentially telling Apple how to build your computer. They will ship the unit with what you specify (within their stipulations on what can be modified).

    I suppose you could get the 4 GB unit, and try to upgrade it. I haven't seen any teardowns of the mini, so I am not sure if the RAM can be altered at the user level.
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    12-17-2018 11:02 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Edit: The RAM can be removed. I saw it done on a video by Snazzy Labs.

    Video:
    12-17-2018 11:18 AM

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