upgrade and the works

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

  1. mikeneufeld macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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