Graphics card upgrade?

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  1. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    you can upgrade your ram change your battery even your hard drive this macbook is very user friendly but can you upgrade you video card? i have no clue to the layout or if it is intergrated onto the motherboard? yes or no and if you can answer why not.thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No you can't, because the graphics chip is integrated into the MacBook's ~$600 logic board.
     
  3. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much every laptop since the history of laptops has had non-upgradable graphics.


    The only solution is to buy the best graphics you need/can afford at the time and then when your needs change, upgrade your notebook.
     
  4. ROGERWILCO357 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    got it

    ok thanks that is what I wanted to know.:apple:
    maybe the next generation computer will have that option and be the ultimate upgradable machine..that would be soo nice.:cool:
     
  5. ROGERWILCO357 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    we can dream till then

    yeah but can you imagine if they did make it where we could upgrade the graphic card. Just imagine it . Apple could say they were the first to make A laptop totally upgradable and user friendly..wow what A wonderful Mac world it would be..:)
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No, that wouldn't. We'd get PCs which is not "soo nice".
     
  7. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Doubt it seeing as now they're actually getting harder to upgrade.
     
  8. doox00 macrumors regular

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    There are many PC laptops where you can upgrade video cards but none that I have seen in the mac world.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It wouldn't be a Mac world. Apple is opposed to upgradeability and interoperability on principle.
     

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