Can i upgrade the processor of my macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iarslan, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. iarslan
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    hello!

    I got a Macbook Air yesterday its 13" 256gb model and now i want to upgrade the processor from standard i5 to i7. Is this possible? can apple do it for me? obviously i will pay the extra charges but i dont know if this is actually possible.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks guys
     
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  3. Blackened Apple
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    Your only option would be to return it and reorder the i7 model...
     
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    It's soldered on to the motherboard, so you'd better be really good with a soldering iron :)
     
  5. iarslan
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    Thanks guys! Does it work same way with the hard drive? I have 256gb flash and if I ever want to upgrade to 512gb is that possible?
     
  6. Zach Vega, Aug 8, 2012
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    You have up to 14 days from the date of purchase to return it and get the one with the faster CPU.
     
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    My first question would be why? Unless you have a specific need for the i7 I'd stick with the i5. I went for the i7 on my 2011 MBA, but given my usage if I had a do over I think I'd go with the i5. I wouldn't go with the i7 over the i5 because you 'think' you need a faster processor. If you 'know' you need a faster processor it's a different story, but there aren't a lot of cases where the i7 is a must have. Upgrading to a larger SSD is probably a better use of your money and certainly far more doable.
     
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    This would be pointless anyway. The final cpu step on the Air is beyond negligible, and even if you could, why would you drop $300~ on the part (according to intel's lookup) to do it yourself? If that one is too slow, you should just return it in favor of a macbook pro.
     

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