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Thursday, 14 June 2012

New MacBook Pro "Unfixable"

Following on from yesterdays blog regarding the new MacBook Pro which at first glance looks impeccable. Its being called "the least repairable laptop". Which sucks for your average person who may want upgrade the ram in their machine in the future but won't be able to. 

Below is a low down of the fabulous non-replaceable features of the new MacBook Pro

  • Just like in the iPhone 4/4S (and the MacBook Air), proprietary Pentalobe screws prevent folks from accessing the machine’s internals. That means you need a special screwdriver just to remove the bottom cover.
  • As in the MacBook Air, the RAM is soldered to the logic board. Max out at 16GB now, or forever hold your peace—you can’t upgrade.
  • The proprietary SSD isn’t upgradeable either (yet), as it is similar but not identical to the one in the Air. It is a separate daughtercard, and we’re hopeful we can offer an upgrade in the near future.
  • The lithium-polymer battery is glued rather than screwed into the case, which increases the chances that it’ll break during disassembly. The battery also covers the trackpad cable, which tremendously increases the chance that a user will shear the cable in the battery removal process.
  • The display assembly is completely fused, and there’s no glass protecting it. If anything ever fails inside the display, you will need to replace the entire (extremely expensive) assembly.


  1. That sucks, not surprised it's Apple doing it though.

  2. That's one thing I never liked about Macs along with the price.

  3. Not so great idea Apple...

  4. this is why you don't get a mac

  5. Another reason NOT to get a Mac.

  6. lmfao hahahahahahahahaah in your face hipster faggots!

  7. Making YOUR laptop even less usable the MOMENT it dies on you for no visible reason.