MBP Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PPAC, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. PPAC macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I'm new here and I'm sure someone might have asked this or maybe not. Anyway I'm in the market and curious about which MBP pro to buy, a classic or a rMBP.

    My question is a simple one. Is it possible to upgrade the screen resolution on the Classic MBP or even send it to a company and they could change the panel?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Not possible to change a classic screen to a retina screen afterwards. It is encased in the top case and the physical specs are different from a classic. If you wanta retina computer, buy the retina Macbook Pro.
     
  3. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    It should be possible to combine retina screen panel with classic Macbook Pro body,
    but I don't know any companies that provide such a service.

    If somebody has enough money and time for research, I think he could accomplish this custom mod,
    and combine all the benefits of cMBP (like upgradability) with a better screen of rMBP.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The retina models have different footprints and bezel sizes compared to the non-retina models, so if you could somehow fit the retina display housing onto a classic Macbook Pro, the lid wouldn't be the same size as the bottom half.

    The screen panels on the retina models are completely laminated/glued such that the glass that is integrated into the LCD panel itself from the manufacturer extends all the way to the edge of the bezel. I don't see any way to take even just the LCD panel from a retina model and put it into the classic MBP's display housing.
     
  5. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    This way you would combine upgradability and repairability with a better screen! ;)
     

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