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iFixit tears down Apple’s Macbook Pro 13″ with Retina Display

Sections: Laptops, MacBook Pro, Macintosh/Apple Hardware

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Quickly after Apple unveiled the new 13″ Retina MacBook Pro, the team over at iFixit got their hands on the laptop. Their teardown provided plenty of information on the new internals, allowing them offer their usual insight regarding repairability. They note that Apple took great care and effort into shrinking this thing as much as possible.

Pulling apart the MacBook Pro, iFixit discovered the battery is glued into the laptop’s top case, making replacement a more difficult task compared to previous MacBook Pros.

RAM is attached to the computer’s logic board, leaving users who might wish to upgrade it out of luck.

While iFixit gives high marks to the slim design of the Macbook Pro, repairability is not great at all. iFixit gives Apple’s 13″ MacBook Pro a 2 out of 10 repairability rating. But hey, at least that’s an improvement over the 15″ MacBook Pro Retina model, which scored scored 1 out of 10.

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