Can i upgrade the processor of my macbook?

iarslan

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Aug 8, 2012
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Karachi
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
 

iarslan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2012
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Karachi
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?
 

gnagy

macrumors regular
Sep 7, 2009
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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.
 

reputationZed

macrumors 65816
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
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.
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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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.