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15-inch MacBook Pro (non Retina): 16GB Memory Option Removed?

Reader Brian G pointed out to me that Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro (non Retina) is not being offered with a 16GB option any more. Was it ever? I don’t remember, but either way it’s a bit odd of Apple not to have it.

Why?

As another reader speculated:

This is a clearly intentional handicap to push people to go with the Retina if they want more than 8GB.

Maybe... but I guess it has more to do with the “dumbing down” and “one size fits all” theme that Apple is bent on these past years: one size iPhone, one size Mac Pro with no internal expansion. Removing a 16GB option is consistent.

But probably the 15-inch non-Retina is about to be EOL'd in favor of dropping entirely and/or moving to a new model, and Apple does not want any build variants to deal with this late in the model life.

I do prefer the Retina model myself, but it’s a significant cost enhancement.

The 16GB easy-install solution

See below— this is no cause for concern with an OWC 16GB memory upgrade kit, which is a simple install with a small screwdriver (get this kit if you need the right size).

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16GB memory upgrade kit for 13/15-inch MacBook Pro (non Retina)
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Lloyd recommends 32GB RDIMM modules for most users (more expensive LRDIMMS are for 512GB or more).



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