MacBook Pro with Retina Display - RAM NOT User upgradable

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

  1. 24Frames macrumors regular

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    The RAM in the new MacBook Pros is soldered onto the motherboard.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook-Pro-with-Retina-Display-Teardown/9462/1#.T9igXo6LnYu

    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 crucial.com 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

    basesloaded190

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

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    old news bra
     

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