New Apple Macbook Pro RAM is soldered to the motherboard
The new Retina Macbook Pro announced at WWDC 2012 looks really nice:
- 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
- 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 512gb SSD (with 768GB option)
However, I think this is a bit sly of them – they’ve soldered the RAM to the motherboard, so you not only can’t use cheaper third-party RAM, but you can’t upgrade the RAM at all.
It stands to reason, when they do similar on the iOS products – the iPhone, iPad and iPod’s all have fixed storage and no way of using SD card’s, USB stick’s or change the battery like on competitors products, but RAM has always been upgradable.
You can see it in this image on the Apple site: