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ayobmx

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Hi, I'm looking at 15" macbooks, and am wondering the difference between a few?


There's the 2012 models, and then there are the ones that do not say 2012.

I realize that the graphics are different, but for example if I wanted to add an ssd, could I do so for both ?
 

cl-scott

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The newest "retina" models are already using a SSD, but it's a custom style SSD and so your options for replacing it is very limited. They are also very upgrade hostile in general.

The older models have a lower resolution display, but you can put in almost any 2.5" SSD you want, upgrade the RAM (within certain limitations), etc.

This is assuming you're talking about the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air also uses its own custom form factor SSD, RAM is soldered to the logic board and cannot be upgraded, etc.
 

ayobmx

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I am talking about the Macbook Pro 2012.

http://www.jr.com/apple/pe/APP_MD103LL_SL_A/
http://www.jr.com/apple/pe/APP_MD104LL_SL_A/
http://www.jr.com/apple/pe/APP_MD322LL_SL_A/


For these you can upgrade the ssd?


Retina does not really matter to me.
 

ayobmx

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meaning id be able to do it myself? or i would need to buy it from them . .
 

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If you're comfortable opening up the notebook, then yes, you could do it yourself. MBP uses standard DDR3 DIMMs and a standard 7mm, 2.5in HDD/SSD with a standard SATA connector. It supports SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s). There are many guides online on how to remove the bottom cover and R&R the HDD and RAM. Try youtube.
 

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