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I'm going to buy a new 27" iMac, but I think that the RAM on the Apple Store is really too expensive.

My plan is to buy with minimum (2x4GB) RAM and replace everything with 4x8GB.

Are all 4 slots designed to be user accessible, removable and replaceable?

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The Tech Specs page on the Apple site states:

8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots

Configurable to 16GB or 32GB.

so yes, all four slots are user accessible.

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Yeah I think it's only the 21" iMac that "forces" you to buy the RAM from Apple (RAM slots under the logic board or something like that). –  MetalMikester Dec 9 '12 at 14:39
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