Mac mini BTO option prices drop

Apple has sweetened the pot for build-to-order (BTO) options on its new Mac mini, reducing prices on some options or improving the options themselves. Customers ordering Mac minis through Apple's online U.S. store can now get Bluetooth and AirPort Extreme wireless networking combined for $99 -- $30 less than before. Apple has also cut the price of a 1GB RAM installation by $150, from $475 to $325. An 80GB hard drive upgrade for the 1.25GHz model, previous available for $80, is now $50. Apple has also replaced the 4x SuperDrive upgrade previously offered with an 8x unit instead, at the same price -- $100.
Source: MacCentral

Interesting move, wouldn't you say? It is a week old. So far, what I have heard is that orders in the queue have been adjusted. Apple always does that of open orders if you did not know that. It has happened to me twice. It is nice to see the $150 price drop for the RAM. It is still more then 3rd party, but have you looked at the Service Source manual for getting the Mac mini open to replace that RAM stick! That does not look like fun at all.

Good move Apple. Making the 1 GB of RAM more affordable was a good discussion, as was changing out the 4x SuperDrive for the 8x model.

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Cool. It's probably going to be a few months now before I get one (ie about when I graduate in June) so hopefully stuff like extra RAM might have fallen further in price :) .

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