Remember those amazing retina display MacBook Pro’s that Apple announced a few days ago? Worldwide, it has been called the best laptop that Apple has released to date and possibly one of the best mobile options for creative professionals today. The guys over at iFixit have already gotten their hands on one and have given it the teardown treatment. What they discovered is in some aspects disturbing for potential retina MacBook Pro owners.
It looks like the MacBook Pro is going the way of the MacBook Air in the sense that the RAM has been soldered to the laptop’s logic board. What that means is that if in the future you want to take the plunge and upgrade to 16GB of RAM, you’ll need to send it back to Apple to be done, if it can be done at all. This means that you better be sure about how much RAM you want when you order your machine. The screws and flash memory are also proprietary to Apple and will make parts very difficult to replace. The battery is also non replaceable by yourself as it is affixed by glue.
Bad news for self customization, but it still doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s one heck of a device. Does this change your mind about the Retina Display MacBook Pro?
(Source: The Verge)