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[iFixit]MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012 Teardown

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Apple just expanded their Retina family. The newest bundle of joy: a 13'' MacBook Pro with Retina display. It's small, it's sleek, and all those pixels are pretty darn snazzy. What goes best with a new gadget? Yep, you guessed it: kittens.* So, for this teardown, we brought in the big guns.

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Repairability: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

There appears to be enough space to fit a regular 5 mm or 7 mm 2.5" laptop drive, but a custom cable will need to be developed.

The battery is still glued into the laptop's top case, but it's slightly less difficult to remove compared to the 15" model.

Proprietary pentalobe screws prevent you from gaining access to anything inside.

The RAM is surface-mount soldered to the logic board, so no upgrade is possible. It will forever have 8 GB of RAM.

The display assembly is almost impossible to take apart. If anything ever fails inside the display, you'll need to replace the display as a whole.



It's still a fine laptop with an uber display.

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Edited by Blindrage606 - 10/25/12 at 10:54am
 
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I can't imagine getting something like this without a warranty, and I can't imagine paying around $1700+tax for a 13" laptop. Aside from that, it seems like a great piece of hardware.
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I can't imagine getting something like this without a warranty, and I can't imagine paying around $1700+tax for a 13" laptop. Aside from that, it seems like a great piece of hardware.

They probably already made $1700+ from ads on that one article.
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I can't imagine getting something like this without a warranty, and I can't imagine paying around $1700+tax for a 13" laptop. Aside from that, it seems like a great piece of hardware.
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