New Retina Display Macbook is non-upgradeable New Retina Display Macbook is non-upgradeable
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1

    Godlike

    chef is a permanent contractor

    chef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Sverige
    Posts
    6,082

    Default New Retina Display Macbook is non-upgradeable

    So we're now into the disposable laptop era..

    Retina Display Macbook taken apart

    - RAM is soldered directly onto the logic board
    - SSD measures only 3.16 mm thick compared to 9.45 mm for the traditional hard drive

    no RAM upgrade possible and Hard Drive is a special Apple only version.. great.
    The proud owner of 125 Xeno Geek Points

  2. #2

    Some things in Moderation

    cojak is always on top

    cojak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Look to your right...
    Posts
    20,481
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

  3. #3

    My post count is Majestic

    d000hg - scorchio!

    d000hg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    My house
    Posts
    32,801

    Default

    Macs are generally not sold as upgradable... you can do it but it's very unusual. Therefore this decision will probably affect something like 1% of users.

    Also - they probably argue the only way to get such a gorgeous thin box is to do this type of thing. It sounds a reasonable argument to me although I sympathise with your frustration!
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Urine is quite nourishing

  4. #4

    Some things in Moderation

    cojak is always on top

    cojak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Look to your right...
    Posts
    20,481

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Macs are generally not sold as upgradable... you can do it but it's very unusual. Therefore this decision will probably affect something like 1% of users.

    Also - they probably argue the only way to get such a gorgeous thin box is to do this type of thing. It sounds a reasonable argument to me although I sympathise with your frustration!
    It's actually easier to do than your average laptop. I can see a good few regular purchasers being pretty unhappy with this.
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

  5. #5

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz has reached the peak. Play again?

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    49,670

  6. #6

    doGlike

    SupremeSpod has no reputation

    SupremeSpod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,193

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    He sounds like a petulant kid.

  7. #7

    Some things in Moderation

    cojak is always on top

    cojak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Look to your right...
    Posts
    20,481

    Default

    I guess that it's a lack of choice that people don't like.
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

  8. #8

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz has reached the peak. Play again?

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    49,670

  9. #9

    Respect my authoritah!

    NotAllThere is always on top

    NotAllThere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Far away from HMRC
    Posts
    23,034

    Default

    It's the fact that it's the evil apple empire that makes me not like it.

    Edit: hmm. Just looked at it. Very nice. But why should I care? The technology will be elsewhere sooner or later and I don't look at my screen with a magnifying glass that often.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

  10. #10

    Double Godlike!

    Spacecadet is a permanent contractor

    Spacecadet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Jupiter
    Posts
    12,413

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    He sounds like a petulant kid.
    Which one?
    Coffee's for closers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •