Inside Photo's on New 13" MBP 2.53

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  1. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    Display Model is 00009CBD

    Was swapping out the HD and I thought you would like to take a peek!

    Will report back later...
     

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  2. lcdbot27 macrumors member

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    Any idea on how easy/difficult it is to replace the RAM?

    Thanks!
     
  3. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    awesome photos man! :cool:

    btw - what ssd drive you got? how much?
     
  4. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its a cake walk. Use a P0 screwdriver and loosen/remove the 10 screws. The top right crew is the long screw. The top two middle crews were left in the frame and loosened. All other screws are the same size.
     
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  6. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its a OCZ Vertex 120 SSD (OCZSSD2-1VTX120G)
     
  7. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    How much of a performance boost you notice? Just picked up the same laptop and am really tempted to go for an ssd.
     
  8. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like not having to wait for programs to load or having to worry about a spinning HD crash.

    Once you get a good SSD, (There are tons of crappy ones out there) you will never look back.
     
  9. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Have you seen this? OCZ now is offering the Vertex SSD drive as a "Mac" version. It's optimized for OS X. Pretty cool to see Macs getting attention from a big hardware company.
     
  10. imrichar macrumors newbie

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    I've been reading up, it's actually the same drive / same firmware (confirmed by OCZ rep on their forums). They just market that one as being apple certified.
     
  11. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Yeah and charge over $100 extra for the "mac" sticker.
     
  12. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Damn, I was hoping it was something "made for Mac". Guess not... Why charge more for the same drive?
     
  13. Poirot818 macrumors regular

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    They know people will buy it for that sticker.
     
  14. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    same reason why fanboys cry over a "Pro" branding... :cool:
     
  15. mmccaskill macrumors 6502

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    Do you happen know what version of the firmware is on it? The current is 1.3 and it came out June 3. I might get one if the whole sleep issue is resolved. Otherwise I'll get an Intel.
     
  16. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Its probably 1.1...which is the firmware Apple tested at their facilities, its the firmware which allowed them to make that "Mac Edition" sticker.

    More than likely if you go with the Intel, you'll need to update the firmware so I wouldn't make that the deal breaker. For the price, the 120gb Vertex can't be beat.
     
  17. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Have you read about the new macbook pros not being sata II? which means they only do 1.5Gbps and not 3.0? It may cripple the effect of the ssd a lil bit, but Im sure you'll still notice a significant difference over a standard drive or 7200rpm HDD.
     
  18. maxb macrumors member

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    Vertex is not working with the new MBP

    Sorry that you didn't know about it, but the Vertex is unusable (under OSX) with the new MBP 13 and 15 inch... You'll get all sort of system freeze... if you can return the Vertex, you should get the Summit instead

    You can read about the issue over OCZ Forums
     
  19. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Wow...only 1 fan now? Its amazing how much they have shrunk the Logic Board in the past few years. Thanks for the photos! I would love to see side by side top shots of the 13/15/17.
     
  20. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Because they know some Apple users will buy into it, based solely upon that sticker.

    Simpler answer - Because they can.
     

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