MacBook Pro with Retina Display - RAM NOT User upgradable

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 24Frames, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. 24Frames macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    The RAM in the new MacBook Pros is soldered onto the motherboard.

    I thought this would happen when the rumours started circulating about new thinner MacBook Pros, and it has. The problem with that is that Apple charge $200 for the 8GB to 16GB upgrade. The price difference between 8GB (2 x 4GB) and 16GB (2 x 8GB) on is $121, and that's at launch. Not good news, because it ties you into Apples notoriously overpriced RAM upgrades.

    As RAM prices have fallen I've upgraded my 17-inch MBP RAM twice since I purchased it just over a year ago, first from 4GB to 8GB, and then a month ago from 8GB to 16GB. It cost less than ordering the MBP with 8GB from Apple on purchase. It makes a massive difference running 3D apps like e-on software Vue and MAXON CINEMA 4D.

    Unimpressed by this.
    ifixit give it a repairability score of 1 out of 10!
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    Check out the front page of this site. Already there, my friend.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    old news bra

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