Is Non-Retina MacBook Pro 2012 upgradable? Memory/SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oldguru, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. oldguru macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    I saw the article said Retina MBP is not upgradable? Is anyone getting a non-retina MBP? Can I get the low end configuration, and upgrade the memory and SSD by myself?

    Thanks for the information!
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
  4. oldguru thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    I am not a geek. Can anyone give a one stop recommendation for the memory and SSD? Which had balance the performance and $$$.

    Thank you!
  5. Mac-Tech macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    Toronto, ON

    Memory is NOT upgradeable. However the SSD/Flash Storage on the Retina is upgradeable from 512/G or 768/G.

    The best way is to get the 16GB of Ram just future proof it since you can not upgrade it if you decide later down the road.
  6. oldguru thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    I am talking the NON-Retina MBP, is the memory upgradable?
  7. jvpython, Aug 22, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012

    jvpython macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    New Zealand
    Yes, in the non-retina MacBook Pro you can easily upgrade both the memory and hard drive. I usually go with Crucial to buy my memory and SSD. They have very reliable products at a good price. I'll be getting the base 15" Pro in a week or two and upgrading the RAM to 8GB as well as replacing the hard drive with a 128GB SSD. Both from Crucial.

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