Upgrade MacBook/MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sid The Kid, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Sid The Kid Suspended

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    Hi,

    I would like to know what are the possible things to upgrade in those 2017 13.3" MacBook Pro and 15.4" too.

    Also for the 2017 12" MacBook.

    Like is there a possibility to upgrade SSD, i5 (7th gen) to i7 (7th gen), more RAM...

    Are the components soldered?

    Thanks
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes. Also, we have a MacBook Pro forum here which would have probably gotten you a lot quicker reply than mine.
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    There is one exception, the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro has a removable SSD while in the Touch Bar MacBook Pro (and non-Touch Bar MacBook) it's integrated into the logic board. Still a proprietary connector though, so not exactly easy to upgrade.
     
  3. Sid The Kid thread starter Suspended

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    Ok thank you.
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    What about RAM and is it possible to upgrade i5 to i7?

    Thanks
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    One exception as I said. Everything else is soldered: The CPU, as the last Apple laptop with a socketed CPU was discontinued in 2001, and the RAM, since the first Retina MacBook Pro in Mid 2012.
     
  5. Sid The Kid thread starter Suspended

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    Ok so ONLY 2017 MacBook Pro non-touch bar has an upgradable SSD.

    And do you think Touch bar is just a gimmick only eating up battery?

    I think the SSD in MacBook Pro non-Touch Bar is good so no need to upgrade anyways? Like the laptop will probably lasts 5-8 years?

    Thanks
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I've seen people saying they use it all the time, and others say it's a useless gimmick. Really depends on you and your workflow. I don't own a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, so I can't comment with any personal experience. But you can check in the MacBook Pro section and see for yourself.
    Apple doesn't use cheap SSDs. They are some of the best around in terms of speed and reliability. So I think it's reasonable to expect 5-8 years of use, but it's never a guarantee of course.
     
  7. Sid The Kid thread starter Suspended

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    Ok thank you. And I suppose SSDs from Mac Sales OWC are good too? Those Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. And Samsung?
     
  8. HippyRabbitFish macrumors member

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    Keep in mind that currently, the OWC SSDs are only for 2015 and earlier model MacBook Pros. I recently replaced the 2.5" stock hard disk drive in my mid-2012 (non-Retina) 13" MacBook Pro with a 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, and it's warranty is good for 5 years. I bought it to be fast and to last. Samsung was my 2nd choice. They are good drives, but make certain whichever Mac you ultimately purchase can be upgraded in the manner you want.

    For me, I opted for the mid-2012 non-Retina because the RAM and HDD were easily upgraded, and the battery is user-replaceable. For me, I intend it to be the "little engine that could". It won't ever be the fastest, but it will get the job I need it to do done.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Sid The Kid thread starter Suspended

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    Thank you. I will make a new post soon to know what you guys think because my final decision is an iMac. Just wanna know your opinion on which model to choose.
     

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