Will Apple make upgradable MBA like the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Iphone3gs, Apr 1, 2011.


Will Apple make upgradable MBA like the MBP?

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  1. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    Will Apple make upgradable MBA like the MBP?

    People would like to Upgrade ram.
    Upgrade ssd or hardrive.

    These points alone stop people from buying MBA like
    Myself and stick to the MBP.

    But in reality I really would want an MBA...just much less future proof of not be able to upgrade ram to 8gb OR even 16Gb like the MBP.
  2. ricowatatsu macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    I agree the idea is nice, but i dont think they will ever bother since it would ruin what they are trying to achieve. They will just always offer options at purchase.
  3. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    You don't upgrade your television, or your vacuum cleaner and did you ever update the hardware of your Internet access point?
    Most things we have are not or only marginal upgradeable. When laptops start to evolve more slowly instead of the revolutions we have seen in the last couple of years, they will likely become less upgradeable.
    The MacBook air will still evolve a little bit in terms of power and capacity, but it might indeed be the future of laptop computers in more than one way: not upgradeable, very thin, strong housing, long lasting batteries, good higher res screens, one motherboard that contains everything including storage, perhaps some day 3G or 4G build in.
    If you need to upgrade, you need the cutting edge of power because the latest technology available isn't good enough yet, so you don't buy a laptop or iMac, you buy a mac pro. There you have the space to upgrade and the components are reasonably sized. But I would say about 95% of the laptop users never even think about upgrading.
    And if cloud storage takes of, you can buy endless amounts of space.

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