Ram upgrade new 2012 macbook pro's

Fouracre44

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Jun 6, 2012
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Hi guys,

I will be purchasing a 15" macbook pro, when they are announced. Well, realistically not for a week or two. I want this machine to last, so I want to upgrade the ram, my question is, does this void my warranty / applecare and what ram is compatible with the mbp's?

Thanks
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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Can't say for sure 100% on either one until they're announced.

Most likely RAM will still be user upgradeable without voiding the warranty.
 

propaintballa

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Dec 5, 2010
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I'm also going to purchase one and had the same kind of question in my mind…

I think the question we should be asking is…

Is it even upgradable? Looking at the Apple video, it looks soldered. I really hope it isn't...

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Just noticed

It includes quad-core Ivy Bridge processors up to 2.8GHz and turbo boost up to 3.7GHz, up to 16GB of MacBook Air-like non-upgradable 1600MHz RAM
 

tungo529

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May 11, 2010
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I was in the store today and asked one of the business employees (guys wearing black shirts, who only deal with business employees) and he told me specifically, that the retina models had the RAM soldered in and should you want the 16GB RAM upgrade, you will have to configure it as you build the computer. That blows bologna!

You cannot upgrade it on your own.

I forgot to ask about the non-retina models, but it didn't even cross my mind as that was not what I was looking for.
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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Can't say for sure 100% on either one until they're announced.

Most likely RAM will still be user upgradeable without voiding the warranty.
I guessed wrong. The Retina 15" has soldered RAM and a non-soldered, somewhat proprietary SSD, just like the Air.
 
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