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Jun 14, 2012

Do You Care if The Best Laptop Ever Is the Most Impossible to Repair?

The Retina Pro's unified construction not only means damage to the screen requires replacing an entire half of the computer, it means you'd have to risk destroying the entire thing to make changes. The RAM? Soldered to the motherboard. The hard drives? Proprietary and impossible to change.

With upgrading memory and hard drive space the two most common jobs you can do on a laptop, does the fact that these are now impossible make the Retina Pro less attractive to you? Would fabulous performance and the greatest screen in computing history compensate for Apple blocking you from upgrading your rig and requiring professional repairs to it? Or does it just look like an aluminum venus fly trap?

2 comments:

The Offender said...

Yes. What if you need to repair it/

Sam Wronski said...

The Retina Pro is sort of meh for me. So what 16gigs of ram (pshh that's $100). I fail to see where all this money comes from. It doesn't sport anything special.

Besides this is standard with all Mac computers. You can't change hardware on a Mac, that's just how it is. If you care about that kind of stuff stay away from Mac's period.