MacBook Pro 13" 2015 - Upgradable SSD / RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KrisGoodier, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. KrisGoodier macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    I currently have a Mid 2012 MBP which I upgraded with a 256gb SSD and extra RAM, it runs fine still, but I was looking to upgrade for a slimmer Retina model...I was obviously happy when I saw the new 13" MBP Retina models during tonights Keynote!

    My question is, do these models allow for the user to upgrade the SSD and RAM?
    Fingers crossed they do...

  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    No. You order 8 or 16gb when you buy it and it remains that way. And as of now no one has shipped working replacements for the PCI Based SSDs these computers have been using for the past what, two and a half years? Buy what you need when you order it because that's it.
  3. KrisGoodier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    Thats not the news I was hoping for, but thanks! ;)

    I was expecting it for the SSD, but Im surprised that the RAM isn't user upgradable though. Is this because there is no easy access to the RAM ports like there is on my current model?
  4. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    There ARE no RAM ports, haven't been any on any Retina model since 2012. Apple solders the RAM to the logic board.
  5. bigjoe87865 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2015
    I have seen ssd drives on ebay that were parted out from existing rMBP. so that is maybe one option if you ever want to upgrade in the future.
  6. KrisGoodier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    Looks like Im a few years out of touch then! :eek:

    Maybe I'll just stick with my perfectly working upgraded Mid 2012 model for another year then until I 'need' to upgrade...

    Thanks for the info chaps, I appreciate it.


    Thats good news then for the future at least! Cheers :-D
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Apple and upgradeability don't go together.

    The reason why it's not upgradeable (like soldered RAM) is also the reason why it's thin. They go together.

    Personally I'm happy with it. Portability and convenience is far more important in the long run, and besides, you can always max it out at time of purchase (which is what I do to all my Macs, except the RAM for 27" iMacs).
  8. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Maxing out at the time of purchase is a very expensive thing to do and usually not necessary. Just anticipate your current and future needs and get a configuration which accommodates those for the duration of time you plan to use it.

    I'm very happy with my 13" late 2013 rMBP, but I'm glad I didn't go for the baseline configuration.

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