OWC Unveils DEC, Expansion Connectivity Solution for 2016 MacBook Pro

Up to 4TB of additional SSD storage, SD/Multi-Media card slot, USB 3 Type A ports, and GbE
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Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC) announced the DEC, an expansion solution designed specifically for the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro.

The 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 2016 MacBook Pro.

The DEC attaches completely flush to the bottom of the 2016 MacBook Pro, providing additional flash storage and connectivity, increasing the performance of MacBook Pros. With the 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, it also touts a sleek design. When installed, the 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.

Patented solution has range of features, which include:

  • Up to 4TB of additional SSD storage (for a maximum of 6TB, including factory capacity)

  • SD/Multi-Media card slot

  • USB 3 Type A ports for standard USB cabled devices

  • GbE

  • And other features to be announced at a later date

Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO, OWC, showcased the DEC prototype in Las Vegas, NV. It enables the 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," said 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."

The release of the DEC comes on the heels of a year of product announcements from the company, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dock and the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini and Mercury Elite Pro Dual.

The firm will ship the DEC in Spring 2017.