Macbook Retina Pro Ram question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kabularasa, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. kabularasa macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys!

    I'm buying my first mac (macbook retina pro 13 inch)
    and I was wondering if I'm able to upgrade the ram
    from 4GB to 8GB after buying it? (buying 8GB ram and
    replacing to the computer)

    As I would like to save 100 bucks and use it elsewhere :D

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    No, it is not possible to upgrade the RAM, as it is soldered to the mainboard.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The Retina MacBook Pros have their ram soldered onto the logic board - there's no way to upgrade it after purchase. I'd size the ram purchase with that in mind.
     
  4. kabularasa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ram

    Okay thanks alot,

    Once you buy the laptop will the OS get update for
    two years like IOS in iphones or is unlimited? :D
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    iOS is free on any device it is supported on, as of now, iOS 7 runs on three year old devices. As for Mac OS X, it can run on even older hardware, my 2009 MBP still supports OS X 10.9 Mavericks and can probably run OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Your 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display will support, or able to run, at least OS X 10.11 Infinite Loop and OS X 10.12 Mothership and even 10.13 Redmond will not be a problem.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Apple has been giving away OSX for free now since 10.9 and they promised that 10.10 will be free as well. I believe this annual release for free will continue, not after some 2 year time frame.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    Like mentioned above what you buy is what you are stuck with.

    Consider carefully what you need.
     

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