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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RE: should be made clearer
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 03:40 UTC in reply to "should be made clearer"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hey, it's "just" 200 USD for the additional 8 GiB of RAM, at the time of purchase (probably closer to ~300 USD equivalent in my neck of the woods).

I suppose Apple can be only happy from blocking those who were always avoiding the "official" exorbitant RAM upgrade prices...

At least the baseline 8 GiB is quite high, so no big deal, for now (except, yeah, to those who won't realize they can't upgrade later; or when soldered RAM will become the norm in "budget" laptops; all while a late-in-life RAM upgrade is the most important thing in keeping an old machine usable - even a decade-old one can be perfectly fine, as long as it's maxed out on RAM)

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RE[2]: should be made clearer
by yfph on Thu 14th Jun 2012 08:36 in reply to "RE: should be made clearer"
yfph Member since:
2009-09-03

At least the baseline 8 GiB is quite high, so no big deal, for now (except, yeah, to those who won't realize they can't upgrade later; or when soldered RAM will become the norm in "budget" laptops; all while a late-in-life RAM upgrade is the most important thing in keeping an old machine usable - even a decade-old one can be perfectly fine, as long as it's maxed out on RAM)
Yeah but what happens if the RAM becomes faulty after expiration of Apple's typical 1-yr limited warranty?

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RE[2]: should be made clearer
by jptros on Thu 14th Jun 2012 12:51 in reply to "RE: should be made clearer"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

At least the baseline 8 GiB is quite high, so no big deal


One would think but it's not all that much with Lion and thus probably not the upcoming Mountain Lion either. 8 should be what any mac running Lion and up ships with because 4 (which is what my late '11 MBP came with) is quite disappointing.

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