OWC Makes Apple's New MacBooks 'Pro' Again With OWC DEC Expansion Deck

January 13 2017, 04:00
OWC, the renowned manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, announced the OWC DEC, an expansion solution designed specifically for the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro. The OWC DEC expansion was designed to fit directly with the new MacBook Pro models, in a way making it look more like the 2012 MacBook Pro iteration. It adds all the ports and slots that some people say are missing from those models... for those who don't care about "thinner" laptops.

"The OWC DEC is the finishing touch to a MacBook Pro, allowing users to take their laptops to the next level, extending the life and the functionality of the already-exceptional 2016 MacBook Pro. The DEC is the latest in OWC's long line of upgrades for nearly every Mac made, and continues the company's legacy of providing the best solutions for Mac owners," states the company that has been providing memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989.

The OWC DEC attaches completely flush to the bottom of the 2016 MacBook Pro, providing additional flash storage and connectivity, ultimately increasing the performance of MacBook Pros. With the OWC DEC, users will get an enhancement path for their 2016 MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to keep their system upgradeable for the long term in a clean and integrated fashion. On top of the core functional benefits, the OWC DEC also touts a sleek design. When installed, the OWC DEC and MacBook Pro will be as thin as a 2012 MacBook Pro, allowing this advanced solution to retain the attractive light weight design that users favor.

This patented solution has a range of features, which include: 
Up to 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage (for a maximum of 6 TB, including factory capacity)
SD Card Slot/Multi-Media card slot
USB 3 Type A Ports for standard USB cabled devices
Gigabit Ethernet
And other features to be announced at a later date...
Larry O'Connor, OWC Founder and CEO, personally showcased the OWC DEC prototype at CES 2017, in Las Vegas. The OWC DEC enables the new MacBook Pro to be updated and expanded in order to operate at peak performance and ultimately be relevant for years longer than may otherwise be expected. "We've been developing this concept for over three years and feel now is the perfect time for this ground-breaking product," says O'Connor. "Storage space is always at a premium on a laptop and without the potential to upgrade the factory drive, the OWC DEC gives users that option back in addition to cleanly supporting the gear we all rely on."
Larry O'Connor, OWC Founder and CEO

The release of the OWC DEC comes on the heels of a significant year of new product announcements from OWC, including the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock and the newly released Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini and Mercury Elite Pro Dual. OWC will ship the highly-anticipated OWC DEC in Spring 2017.  
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