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|Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:44 pm Post subject: OWC launches 72-hour Mac Mini Upgrade Program
|OWC launches 72-hour Mac Mini Upgrade Program
Tuesday April 12, 2005
Looking to upgrade your Mac mini? Other World Computing "OWC" has launched a new 72-hour upgrade installation program. For a $99 service fee, Mac mini owners will receive a box for shipping their mini to OWC complete with a return FedEx Overnight shipping label. Within 24 hours of receipt by OWC, the customerís Mac mini is returned via FedEx Overnight with the new upgrades installed. The available upgrade options are a 1GB RAM module installed for $129, a 5400RPM or 7200RPM hard disk drive with 60GB or 100GB of storage capacity starting at $119, and a 8x DVD-R "SuperDrive" for $149.95. They've also posted some great videos showing how to upgrade the Mac mini.
Other World Computing - "Apple Computerís new Mac mini is flying off shelves. And, as usual, when Apple releases a new product Other World Computing is there with hardware to enhance it. One reason the mini is so popular is its small footprint and lack of surrounding clutter. OWC offers three internally installed upgrade options, offering significant enhancement while maintaining the Mac miniís clutter-free appeal.
OWC's Mac mini internally installed upgrade options include:
- 1GB (1024MB) DDR Memory
- 5400RPM and 7200RPM Hard Drives 60GB to 100GB storage.
- 8X DVDR SuperDrive.
For those who are comfortable doing the installation themselves, OWC has created a free QuickTime video demonstrating proper installation. But some customers already have been asking for professional installation, prompting the serviceís addition to OWCís catalog.
"Although itís not the most difficult of installations, the Mac mini was not designed for easy opening," said Larry OíConnor, president of OWC. "That said, weíre happy to be able to support the do-it-yourselfer as well as those that would prefer a professional installation be performed."
For a $99 service fee, customers will receive a proper packing box for shipping their mini to OWC complete with a return FedEx Overnight shipping label. Within 24 hours of receipt by OWC, the customerís Mac mini is returned via FedEx Overnight with upgrade(s) installed.
The original components are returned with the upgraded mini. Or the customer may take advantage of OWCís trade-in rebate program and get cash back instead."