13" MacBook Pro Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Futhark, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Futhark macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2011
    Northern Ireland
    I have just purchased a new 13" MacBook Pro and when buying it i took the biggest spec possible from the Apple Store Online, i7 2.7Ghz Processor, 8GB RAM & 750GB HDD.

    I noticed there wasn't an option to have a Graphics Card upgrade on the 13" model but available for both the 15" & 17" models, does this mean in stuck with the onboard from now on?
  2. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
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    Yep. Can't change it later.
  3. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2011
    Northern Ireland
    Gutted :(
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    yeah, no options for ded graphics on the 13'', you're stuck with the hd3000.

    probably should have just went with a base model lol.
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Stay away from the 13" if you want graphics.
    Also stay away from Apple's upgrades; you paid around $1000 more than what you would pay if you went with aftermarket goods.
  6. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    Yeah I'd return it if you're still in the 14-day window and buy a base model, then upgrade whatever you want yourself.

    I know there's a sale right now where you can get 8GB of ram for $50, whereas Apple charges $200.

    For the HDD, you can get a 750gb @ 7200RPM for under $100, while Apple charges $150 for a 750 @ 5400rpm.

    The only upgrades you should buy from Apple are the CPU and GPU (although graphics are not upgradeable on the 13" MBP), because these are the 2 things that cannot be changed after you buy your computer.
  7. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Jun 29, 2011
    he is in ireland, and glad that you only pay 200 for it, here in brazil we pay 500
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    None of the GPUs in the notebooks are upgradeable, they are all soldered onto the logic board, or in the case of the 13", part of the CPU itself.
  9. Dssk macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Please post a link or PM me the link to this sale. Thanks

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