Fascinating article: Once again, with another product announcement, Apple has presented the market with a choice. They have two professional laptops: one that is serviceable and upgradeable, and one that is not. Apple products have historically retained their value quite well, in part due to third-party repair manuals, but also due to a number of very modular, very upgradeable designs. Even the MacBook Pro was originally touted as an accessible, repairable machineat Macworld in 2009, Steve Jobs said, Our pro customers want accessibility: [...] to add memory, to add cards, to add drives. Thats part of what I love about my MacBook Pro. Ive upgraded my RAM, and I even replaced my optical drive with an 80 GB SSD. I believe knowledge is power hence my post.