upgrade and the works

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikeneufeld, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. mikeneufeld macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2007
    i am so new to macs and about to make a purchase here in the next few days. I am wondering how upgradable todays macbook pro's are in terms of graphics cards, processors and ram. I have decided to dish out the extra cash, on MBP, but i wanna know if this is something that can be easiliy upgraded in the next couple of years.....

    coming out of the pc world, still in a state of shock.....

    thank u in advance..
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    can't upgrade the GPU or the CPU at all without replacing the logic board. RAM is one of the easiest upgrades you'll ever do.
  3. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Also, the hard drive isn't a user-replaceable part.
  4. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    so can I ask some apple technician to upgrade the harddrive for me? (in an apple store)
  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Yes. It's been reported that
    1) the cost of the labor is $80/hr
    2) you must supply the Drive and
    3) the drive is not covered under the apple warranty.

    In short, an external USB/FW drive might serve your needs better and at a lower cost.

    Pretty much, the only user upgradable part is the RAM.
  6. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Orange County, California
    I have heard that the Ram AND Hard-Drive ARE user-replaceable parts, that you, yourself can replace without voiding the warranty...
  7. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Do It Yourself. Max Speed-Size Is WD Scorpio 5400rpm 250GB

    This is correct. There are online videos of how to replace-upgrade the hard drive. It is very easy to do if you are patient and follow the video directions to the letter.

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