MBP 13" HDD TO SSS Swap - Lighter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Highlander-, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Highlander- macrumors member

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    Hi. Just curious about a couple of things regarding modifying a 13" Macbook Pro. If you swap out the original HDD for a SSD, (let's say 256GB), does it make a big impact on the weight of the machine? i.e. noticeably lighter?

    And one step further... how about later swapping out the optical drive too?
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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  3. specik macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I don't even really know how to respond to this. No, it's not going to make a big difference in the weight of the machine. I'm not sure what you'd swap out the optical drive for. If you're looking for a lighter machine, save the money that you'd spend on these modifications, sell your current computer and buy yourself a MacBook Air.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No.
     
  5. Panini macrumors regular

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    If you swap out the HDD, you're really taking away the main feature that sets apart this from the macbook air.

    Now, the only thing you have over the air is an extra 500mhz of performance (actually, the maximum speed (turbo boost) for the macbook air is better than the standard maximum speed for the 13" pro...)

    Just get an air.
     

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