The Official MacBook Pro 2012 Thread

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  1. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    yes the ram can be upgraded too... its only soldered in with Airs and the Retina MBP 15" so far.
     
  2. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    for now you cant upgrade the SSD in the air, the current models from 2010-11 could. its not soldered there is a socket. Its a proprietary one, and you could only buy on owc
     
  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    For all intents and purposes, any MacBook with an optical drive from 2008 onward can have its RAM and hard drive upgraded easily using commonly available parts from Amazon, Newegg, et al.

    Recent MacBook Air models (2010-2011) can have their SSDs upgraded but not the RAM. Even then the upgrade is only available exclusively from Other World Computing. It's likely OWC will create an SSD upgrade for the Retina 15 and 2012 Air models, but that's going to be at least several months, if not a year away. OWC gets their information from Apple at the same time we do, so they're probably still in the R&D phase right now.
     
  4. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    the connector to the mba 2012 is different AFAIK, and not the same as the RMBP one
     
  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You are correct, sir. Post above yours has been updated.
     
  6. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    I have to remove that Mr from the nick, you guys are making me feel old:p
     
  7. MINIz guy

    MINIz guy Notebook Consultant

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    Got the 13" Air with the 8GB RAM upgrade. I used the educational discount and they included a $100 gift card for apps that I might need to get. First time venturing over to Mac, I hope it was the right choice!

    Oddly enough, I'm still looking to upgrade the CPU on my P-6831FX now that prices are so cheap...can get a nice one for $30 now.
     
  8. Shakenbake158

    Shakenbake158 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys! I am searching for a laptop to complement my gaming PC and I am considering a 2012 Macbook of some sort. I just wanted to know what people have to say about using an OSx laptop with a Windows desktop.
     
  9. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    (I smell a flame war coming).

    Doesn't matter. A macbook, a pc--they are just tools to get work done. Become platform agnostic, you will live a happier life.
     
  10. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    With things like Dropbox and universal file formats (Office docs, photos, mp3's) there's no issue running a Mac alongside a PC.

    Bingo.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
     
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