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Sorry, no ability to upgrade the RAM, and I wouldn't touch the laptop.

I wish Apple would rethink making things so thin. I don't know of anyone who said that their old 13" MacBook Pro was too heavy. If the cost of thiner is no longer being able to better your computer, then it's not worth doing.

And some are making notebooks held together with glue, 90 screws and a floppy keyboard, a new category, the laptop you can't use on your lap. Who knows what will surface next?

I agree with some of the complaints though Apple isn't the worst.

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Originally Posted by TailsToo View Post

Sorry, no ability to upgrade the RAM, and I wouldn't touch the laptop.

I wish Apple would rethink making things so thin. I don't know of anyone who said that their old 13" MacBook Pro was too heavy. If the cost of thiner is no longer being able to better your computer, then it's not worth doing.

Regarding ram you should look at the total cost. These will never go past 16GB anyway. I don't care how many uninformed people told you Ivy supports 32. 16GB sodimms haven't been tested on this, so you can't assume they will work or even be available here. 32GB does work in notebooks that will take 4 sodimms. 16GB sodimms aren't as likely to appear in a form that is compliant with current chipsets, so the question with the current model is whether the price is acceptable with 16. These things typically bottom out around $25/stick so $50 to upgrade later in its life compared to $200 now. Some of the cheap ones can be $60-70 today, but they're usually brands that carry a lot of complaints, presumably due to poor QA.  (Edit: I'm aware of what companies actually manufacture chips, in case anyone intended to respond with that. The issue of poor testing standards still exists in a lot of the rebranded stuff.)

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Also acceptable:
"no built in DVD drive..."
"no removable battery..."
"no built in floppy drive..."
"no built in FireWire..."

Firewire has been dying a slow death for years, but the no removable battery thing annoys me to a degree. Batteries often last several years now, so that isn't my issue with it. My issue is that they should have solved the swelling battery problem that occurs on some of them prior to sealing them in. I've experienced it, and the reviews on the Apple Store suggest it still happens.

 

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And some are making notebooks held together with glue, 90 screws and a floppy keyboard, a new category, the laptop you can't use on your lap. Who knows what will surface next?

I agree with some of the complaints though Apple isn't the worst.


The imac employs adhesive as well. In both cases I find if abhorrent.

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