Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 02:49 UTC
Apple After a proper teardown, iFixit concludes that the new MacBook Pro has no user-serviceable parts at all, which some think is a really bad thing. I honestly don't know - I mean, my ZenBook isn't particularly user-serviceable either, and my smartphones, tablets, and whatnot are pretty much entirely soldered together as well. What do you guys make of this?
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Just so there is no suspicion of being anti-Apple, I must say that I own a 2009 MacBook and a 2012 MacBook Pro. That being said, when you are forced to buy a completely different system and pay the outrageous prices for upgraded memory because the damn things are soldered to the board, we have crossed back into the bad old days. What if today I have no need for more than 8 GB but think, perhaps, I may need more in a year or so. There is NO way for me to upgrade! Guess that is my fault that I got a logic board with only 8 GB of RAM. Now, what do I do with this system that, with an inexpensive memory upgrade on any other system, does not have enough memory for me to do what I want to do with the system. Are we expected to throw it out or sell it on eBay in hopes that we get enough in return to buy a NEW MacBook Pro with 16 GB of Memory?

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Hussein Member since:

You might care but I don't. I will just get the specs I want when ordering. I never really upgrade my computers. To me thinness and lightness are of utmost importance.

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I agree, I personally will not buy one of the new retina macbook pros or any other mac that comes with soldered ram unless I'm sh**ing dollar bills which I don't see happening in this life. As long as they have the older thicker MBP's I'll probably keep buying but I could care less about the high res display and a thinner 15" laptop in regards to what's at stake.

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