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Do the MacBook Pro Retina laptops support memory, ssd, or cpu upgrades of any sort?
Just wondering if I went with a 13" i7 8GB if I could still upgrade to 16GB in the future or if that's impossible to do?

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post

Do the MacBook Pro Retina laptops support memory, ssd, or cpu upgrades of any sort?
Just wondering if I went with a 13" i7 8GB if I could still upgrade to 16GB in the future or if that's impossible to do?

Thanks,

You can upgrade the SSD on the Macbook Pro retina and Macbook Air. biggrin.gif
As for the ram, it's soldered onto the motherboard, so I would get max it out when purchasing it.
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/macbook-pro-retina-display-faq/macbook-pro-retina-display-how-to-upgrade-ssd-storage.html
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On a completely different note I suspect that the MBPR line will be updated in not too long. Maybe not in any other way than with the new haswell CPU's but that's still a pretty big deal imo.

Keep that in mind wink.gif
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Still trying to decide if I want the retina or regular display for web design. 0.5lbs is not that much heavier than the Air I think I can manage with the MBP but the question is will Photoshop be a pain to work with on Retina?
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Photoshop and the entire Adobe suite is slowly being optimized for Retina displays so it would probably be quite awesome to use.

I was debating the same thing.
Retina 15" base or 15" Pro with 1GB VRAM/CPU upgrade, 4GB, and AG 1680x1050 display then go 8 or 16GB and a 256GB+ SSD later on at my own pace.

Retina isnt user serviceable but 256GB SSD and 8GB is more then enough, has 1GB VRAM standard versus 512MB and you can tell OSX to natively use 2880x1080 versus Retina resolutions. The resolution alone is tempting.
Edited by ivr56 - 6/13/13 at 2:27pm
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