Apple has significantly reduced the cost of replacing SSDs in Mac computers; a 1 TB SSD is now available for the MacBook Air
21.07.2019 0 Comments
Apple yesterday not only unveiled updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, simultaneously streamlining the model range of mobile PCs, but also made a number of changes relative to other devices. More specifically, Apple has reduced the cost of replacing solid-state drives in Mac computers.
For example, for a MacBook Pro, installing an SSD with a capacity of 4 TB instead of 512 GB will now cost twice as much – $ 1,400 instead of $ 2,800. For MacBook Air, iMac and Mac mini, memory also dropped in price. In addition, the ability to install 1 TB SSD is now available for MacBook Air – for $ 600.
In the spring of this year, Apple has already cut prices for larger SSDs for the entire range of Mac computers, but then the maximum discount was only $ 200 for installing a 2 TB drive in Mac mini. Now the discounts are much more substantial. For SSDs with a capacity of 1, 2 and 4 TB for a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2019 model range with a full 256 GB SSD, you need to additionally pay $ 400, $ 800 and $ 1600, respectively, rather than $ 600, $ 1200 and $ 3200 as it was before.
Yes, in the case of Apple laptops, this (SSD replacement) still comes out more expensive than competing models running Windows, which offer the option of self-replacing SSD, but this reduction greatly reduces the gap.
Details about the surcharge for an additional amount of SSD for a particular model can be found on the official website.
Source: Apple and 9to5Mac