Thursday, 22 November 2012

Unupgradable MacBook Pro

Geeks, environmental activists and consumer watchdogs have taken to the Web to vent their frustrations at the new MacBook Pro, which has been dubbed the "least upgradable computer ever". Continuing in Apple's tradition of eliminating user-serviceable parts in order to craft thinner and better looking devices, the new MacBook Pro's Retina display is fused directly to the lid, requiring an expensive and possibly wasteful procedure should a replacement ever be necessary. In addition, the RAM and SSD are soldered directly onto the unit's motherboard, reducing their footprint but involving a massive expense for upgrades, not to mention a need to take the device to a service center. The battery is, of course, sealed right into the chassis as well.
Unfortunately users who must choose between the thin-and-light MacBook Pro with its Retina display, and the previous generation design will almost certainly pick the new one, unmindful of its limitations.


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