Matte screen and SSD user upgradable? (Retina display MBP 15")

hajime

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Hello, I am planning to buy the 15" 2.6GHz i7 model. It seems that all the new retina display MBP do not have a matte screen option. Am I right? Is the SSD user upgradable? Thanks.
 

jcpb

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You'll have to use an AG film over the screen for matte e.g. this.

As for storage, the WWDC slides show the SSD is not physically soldered onto the logic board, but as a separate component. Most likely a proprietary connector, which rules out most third-party replacements, however I'm sure OWC will have their replacement options available soon.
 

Keniutek

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That's right, it doesn't. The glare is supposedly 75% less than the previous glossy screen.

No. Neither is the RAM.
Im not sure about that man, on that engadget video the glare is still THERE. Looks like another Apple mumbo jumbo BS!
 

css136

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I'd wait for product reviews to see, but it looks like the screens are still quite glossy, despite the 75% reduction. As for the SSD and RAM, yep... it sucks, but these are basically non-upgradable, unless you want to have Apple upgrade them at exorbitant mark-ups
 

Stetrain

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The RAM is permanently soldered to the motherboard. The SSD is on a removeable board much like the Macbook Air.
 

Koodauw

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Madison
I went from a MacBook pro to the MacBook air and I have to say the glare is almost gone. Hopefully the new MBP has a similar type of coating on it.
 
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