My company will be bulk purchasing Apple hardware, specifically Mac Book Pros. We are looking into increasing the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, however, we have noticed that RAM purchased directly from Apple is exorbitantly expensive. For example, going from 4 to 8GB is an extra $1000.
My question: Is there trusted 3rd party RAM hardware that is proven to work reliably in Apple computers, specifically Mac Book Pros? And can you recommend a good vendor for that hardware?
I am inclined to go with a 3rd party RAM, and have our system administrators do the upgrade rather than paying the high price directly from Apple. But I want to avoid reliability problems with 3rd party RAM which would be expensive (due to wasted time and effort) for our company to resolve, down the road.