2012 MacBook Pro Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by treehorn, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
    My husband ordered one yesterday and we were both surprised that there was no options for RAM for it - he got the fastest 15" and the default was 8GB of RAM.

    Now I know that the Retina has basically fused everything together so what you get is what you'll have for pretty much the life of your computer. But as there was nothing anywhere stating something along the lines of "8GB of RAM, upgradable to 16 or 32) I'm wondering if the RAM on this computer is locked in as well (did a search and nothing useful came up)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The RAM on the MBP with Retina Display is soldered to the logic board and not upgradable after purchase. The RAM on all other 2012 MBP models is upgradable to 16GB.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I think that both the 2011 and 2012 non-retina models can support 16GB (2x8GB sticks). Apple however only offers configurations of up to 8GB, so to get 16GB you have to upgrade it yourself.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yep, all 2011 and 2012 MBPs support 16GB. It's better to get the minimum RAM from Apple, then upgrade it yourself, at much lower prices than Apple would charge.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:

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