I own an early 2011, model identifier MacBookPro8,2, with a 2.2 GHz quad-core and an Intel i7 Sandy Bridge processor. I would like to upgrade to another model but I'm looking for one that I can easily modify without having to worry about parts being glued in or having to take it into an Apple store, etc. I know I could build a Hackintosh but I would like to stay within Mac because, well.... I just like them, they're nice computers (modifying is really cool and fun, you all know this). I know this is a stretch but what are my possibilities in terms of modifications with a MacBook Pro and all its models at or after early 2011. I am eyeing the 2016 models when the are released but seeing as how Apple is staying the route of having to bring the laptops in for any modifications (unless I am way off and just ignorant) I would like to check my options first before possibly shelling out a ton of cash and I don't necessarily need to have the latest and greatest as long as I can upgrade the internal workings of me computer. So any and all information would be greatly appreciated! If this has already been covered in another thread please feel free to point me in that direction or move this thread/question over, admins. Thanks Peeps!