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iFixit Says New Macbook Pro Is "The least repairable laptop"

iFixit Says New Macbook Pro Is "The least repairable laptop"

So today the great guys over at iFixit got under the hood of the New Macbook Pro with retina display and did not find many changes to the Macbook pro.  This caused iFixit to call it the ” the least repairable laptop” and give it a repair score of 1/10

  • 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 dis-assembly. The battery also covers the track-pad 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.
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