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    Teardown of non-Retina MacBook Pro finds thicker RAM slots, hard drive

    Apple's updated MacBook Pros featuring the same design as the last generation are thicker than the new Retina display model thanks to stacked RAM slots and a 2.5-inch hard disk drive.


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    Teardown of non-Retina MacBook Pro finds thicker RAM slots, hard drive
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    The article is a bit confusing as it seems to refer to the legacy MBP as having soldered in memory when in fact it should have stated it was the Retina model.

    In any event it's interesting to note that they score the reliability and repair of the Retina model "1" out of 10 and the legacy MBP a "7" out of 10.

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    Also interesting that it appears a good bit of the reason for soldered in RAM in the Retina is to achieve the thin profile.
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    Looks pretty comparable to the 2011 model... I wonder if the system board is physically viable for transplant into a 2011.... Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0 might be a worthy upgrade if you could score one of those boards for $700 or so.
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    Are the ports the same? Otherwise you'ld have to do some case surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Are the ports the same? Otherwise you'ld have to do some case surgery.
    They appear to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The article is a bit confusing as it seems to refer to the legacy MBP as having soldered in memory when in fact it should have stated it was the Retina model.

    In any event it's interesting to note that they score the reliability and repair of the Retina model "1" out of 10 and the legacy MBP a "7" out of 10.
    The article was coming at it from the perspective of "Would it be possible to alter the retina model so that it uses interchangeable parts like the non-retina model and still achieve the same profile?"

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