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MacBook Pro Retina Display + 32GB DDR3?

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Any idea when Apple will release a MacBook Pro with Retina display which supports 32GB DDR3? I was thinking that a 17" retina display would be nice too, although perhaps that's a bit too big while on the go? Does anybody here have the 15" Retina display and are they liking it? Do you think going any bigger would just be overkill?

I would like to have this much RAM for VM's so I am kind of just waiting until Apple releases something like this. 2015 maybe? lol

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My guess is never sadly. They simply don't find people need it enough to make the changes to the laptop
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Never. Ever.

+ The RAM is all soldered on the PBC itself so if they don't make one with that amount, there never will be one 'compatible' with it.
   
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Oh yeah. forgot about that apple being all not upgradeable. thats so dumb.
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The Pro Retinas were rated as the most unrepairable laptop by iFixit. The battery is also glued to the case, so if it goes, then you end up with a very light desktop or a large expensive paperweight. The SSD is also a non-standard design.

Should its warranty expire and the laptop breaks, then you either have to replace it or suffer a very, very expensive repair job.

In short, Apple wants you to buy their laptop again shortly by forcing you to.
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I would avoid the Retina until the next refresh or so if you REALLY need 32GB. They will get better and better after the first iteration.
Currently though 16GB is the max on both the regular Pros and Retinas.
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