Macbook pro -Oct 2013+, RAM & PCLE

designventures

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Hi

I am planning to buy a new macbook pro 2013. The latest version. I do not want to overrun my budget. Is it possible down the line to change the RAM from 8GB to 16 GB?


Also if I buy a 256GB PCLe storage, can I swap it afterwards to 1tb?

How difficult it is and does it void the apple care?

when i asked the apple representative, they said, it is impossible to change it? I think they are not telling the truth?

I am just trying to take a higher end processor and then in future just upgrade RAM and harddisk as needed.

Suggestion pls
 

Pressure

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The RAM is soldered onboard, no possible way to upgrade down the road.

The SSD can be upgraded but it will void your warranty in doing so.
 

hallux

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As pressure said, the RAM is a big fat no, buy what you think you'll need when you buy the Mac.

The SSD will be upgradable (at the cost of your warranty) once someone releases a PCI-E SSD to put in.
 

yjchua95

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Hi

I am planning to buy a new macbook pro 2013. The latest version. I do not want to overrun my budget. Is it possible down the line to change the RAM from 8GB to 16 GB?


Also if I buy a 256GB PCLe storage, can I swap it afterwards to 1tb?

How difficult it is and does it void the apple care?

when i asked the apple representative, they said, it is impossible to change it? I think they are not telling the truth?

I am just trying to take a higher end processor and then in future just upgrade RAM and harddisk as needed.

Suggestion pls
You can't upgrade the RAM, it's soldered to the logic board. That's why I went for 16GB RAM in both my 13" and 15" rMBPs.

The SSD is swappable, but no one makes PCIe SSDs for Macs yet. Anyway, doing so will also void AppleCare as the retina MBP is not meant to be opened up by users (hence the use of pentalobe screws)