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(Slash Gear)   Want to upgrade the RAM in the new MacBook Pro yourself? too bad   (slashgear.com) divider line 414
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2012-06-13 09:40:23 AM
Simple solution.
Don't buy it.
 
2012-06-13 09:50:06 AM
Why don't they just injection mold the whole thing? A 20 part mold could work fine.
 
2012-06-13 09:51:22 AM
If you can open it yourself and upgrade it, they won't be able to shaft you hundreds of dollars for a $100 ram stick.
 
2012-06-13 09:51:41 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Simple solution.
Don't buy it.


This is why I stopped buying Apple products after they discontinued the Apple II line.
 
2012-06-13 09:59:16 AM
I don't know any Mac users who would know how to do that anyway.
 
2012-06-13 10:03:59 AM
Hey...why would you WANT to increase the RAM? Who the f*ck are you to question Apple's decisions? You'll take what we sell you and shut the hell up.
 
2012-06-13 10:09:34 AM
Their products look and work wonderfully. Their insistence on not allowing user-exchangeable parts is truly frustrating, however.
 
2012-06-13 10:10:10 AM
Ha ha! Who buys crApple products anymore?

Didn't they declare bankruptcy in the 90s?

Stupid sheeple!
 
2012-06-13 10:15:09 AM

Mugato: I don't know any Mac users who would know how to do that anyway.


Why would they want to learn and give up the chance to go to the Apple store and hang out at the Genius Bar? That smell that all the Apple stores have? That's no accident. They actually pump in a special air solution that's 5ppb methane from Steve Jobs' own personal fart collection. There's on way you're going to get them to give up on the chance to let some 38 year old bearded hipster swap memory sticks in their laptop while they get to let gaseous remnants of their deity's cornbox rain down on them.
 
2012-06-13 10:20:24 AM

make me some tea: This is why I stopped buying Apple products after they discontinued the Apple II line.


wait, what?

how does a computer built in the early 80s bear ANY resemblance to one built now?
 
2012-06-13 10:21:24 AM
Apple's chassis decisions may well be an acceptable compromise given the new MacBook Pro's attributes.

What abilities?
 
2012-06-13 10:25:33 AM

exick: Why would they want to learn and give up the chance to go to the Apple store and hang out at the Genius Bar?


I like to hang out there and pretend I'm on the Enterprise from the new Trek movie.
 
2012-06-13 10:26:39 AM
This is exactly why I don't use Apple stuff.
I'd love to be part of the hip, tech savvy crowd (I really would), but the company just insists on controlling everything that its users can do with the products.

Screw that.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-13 10:26:44 AM
It's a business decision on both ends, not a campaign of terror or justification for righteous outrage. You're buying a computer. If you wanted a kit instead, go elsewhere. I have both a premade Mac* (for software compatibility) and a tower running BSD (for normal use). Modern computers are meant to have short lives.

* Not a MacBook. I don't get along with laptop keyboards.
 
2012-06-13 10:28:46 AM

Slaxl: Apple's chassis decisions may well be an acceptable compromise given the new MacBook Pro's attributes.

What abilities?

attributes

.

"retina" display. thin. light. fast. SS hd. that stuff.

it's not for everybody. if you don't like it, don't buy it.
 
2012-06-13 10:29:07 AM

Slaxl: Apple's chassis decisions may well be an acceptable compromise given the new MacBook Pro's attributes.

What abilities?


Check out Thunderbolt.

I really don't get this near-psychotic hatred for Apple products. I've built my own PC for decades yet I can still appreciate Apple products. Sure, it's fun to build a PC for a third the price with double the performance, but if you're going to buy something someone else built for you, you're getting a fine piece of equipment if you buy a Mac.
 
2012-06-13 10:32:10 AM

ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.


they have longer lives now than they used to. in the late 90s and early 2000s during the "megahertz wars," new machines seemed be obsolete in mere months. after switching to macs in about 2004 or so, i would replace my laptops about once every 3 or 4 years, though all of them are still working just fine and have been passed down to various family members.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-13 10:35:03 AM
FlashHarry

See "Forrest Curve."
 
2012-06-13 11:03:35 AM

DON.MAC: Why don't they just injection mold the whole thing? A 20 part mold could work fine.


I think you just described the 2014 model

/the Mac Bic Pro disposable
 
2012-06-13 11:06:13 AM

ZAZ: FlashHarry

See "Forrest Curve."


yup. exactly.

i was at my in-laws a week ago. my mother-in-law has my old first-gen macbook pro from 2006. i was surprised at how fast it was - at least at doing the things she needed to do: surfing, email, etc. i really only buy new stuff because i'm a tech geek. in truth, i could probably live with my current machine (a 2010 MBP) for another two or more years.

but i remember buying a $1,700 PC laptop in 1999, only to have it be pretty much worthless just a couple of years later because it was too slow to run XP. i'm SO glad i switched to macs. in most cases, upgrading the OS means legacy hardware gets faster. hell, when i installed lion, i GAINED something like 6 GB of HD space!
 
2012-06-13 11:08:17 AM

ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.


Bullsh*t.

I had a Socket A rig that I used for almost eight years, from 2003 to 2010.

How did it last so long? It was a custom build and I could just upgrade as I wished.
 
2012-06-13 11:27:56 AM

ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.


Only when they cost
 
2012-06-13 11:34:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DON.MAC: Why don't they just injection mold the whole thing? A 20 part mold could work fine.

I think you just described the 2014 model

/the Mac Bic Pro disposable


The 2020 model will be an implant.

The 2030 model will be a pill.

The 2040 model will be a supposatory.
 
2012-06-13 11:55:03 AM

Rev.K: ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.

Bullsh*t.

I had a Socket A rig that I used for almost eight years, from 2003 to 2010.

How did it last so long? It was a custom build and I could just upgrade as I wished.


I've had a single computer continuously since high school. The last original part was the original C: drive, a 120gb that finally going. Luckily it was only a storage drive at that point. But it's still the same computer.
 
2012-06-13 11:57:17 AM

reverendsaintjay: ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.

Only when they cost


try & lt ; with no spaces in the future :D

< <<<<
 
2012-06-13 11:59:20 AM

kingoomieiii: I've had a single computer continuously since high school. The last original part was the original C: drive, a 120gb that finally going. Luckily it was only a storage drive at that point. But it's still the same computer.


I've had so many of my friends ask me about what they should do for a computer and I always say "build your own, it will last longer and be cheaper. I'll help you".

Some of them take me up, but others went off and bought Macs or bought HP all-in-one units and then they come to me in a year or two and say "how do I upgrade this?".

*facepalm*

Build your own. Always.
 
2012-06-13 12:15:12 PM

Rev.K: Build your own. Always.


Assembling a computer is not even close to difficult. The most common mistake I see people make is forgetting to install the CPU cooler before securing the motherboard into the case.

SOURCING computer components is another story. "Normals" don't want to have to go peer through online manuals for motherboards seeing what RAM they're compatible with, or making sure there are enough 6-pin PCI-e outputs on the power supply, or checking ahead to see if they need to order molex adapters, or extra SATA cables. Normals don't like running cables through the back of the system to promote airflow and keep the inside of the case looking sexy.
 
2012-06-13 12:16:24 PM
Oh, and I forgot the last part. Meanwhile, I look over Newegg's weekly deals like it's a redhead thread.
 
2012-06-13 12:29:57 PM

doczoidberg: This is exactly why I don't use Apple stuff.
I'd love to be part of the hip, tech savvy crowd (I really would), but the company just insists on controlling everything that its users can do with the products.

Screw that.


One of these things is not like the other things...

One of these things just doesn't belong.

/If computers are building blocks, Apple is Duplo while a whitebox PC is LEGO Technic
//Linux is Mindstorm
 
2012-06-13 12:30:25 PM

Rev.K: Build your own. Always.


In case you are missed it - MacBook Pro is a laptop. Not a desktop.

/and building your own desktop requires time and some measure of knowledge - which most people simply do not have
 
2012-06-13 12:33:03 PM

Kuroshin: doczoidberg: This is exactly why I don't use Apple stuff.
I'd love to be part of the hip, tech savvy crowd (I really would), but the company just insists on controlling everything that its users can do with the products.

Screw that.

One of these things is not like the other things...

One of these things just doesn't belong.

/If computers are building blocks, Apple is Duplo while a whitebox PC is LEGO Technic
//Linux is Mindstorm



What makes pc better than apple and linux better than pc in this argument? What metric are you basing this on other than your personal preference.
 
2012-06-13 12:34:30 PM

kingoomieiii: reverendsaintjay: ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.

Only when they cost

try & lt ; with no spaces in the future :D

< <<<<


Dangit.

Duly noted, thank you.
 
2012-06-13 12:37:20 PM
I bought a MacBook Pro Retina. It will replace a 5 year old MacBook, a 1 year old Lenova, and an 2 year old iMac. I expect to keep it 3 years. In other words - I did the analysis of what my requirements were and made proper buying decision based on those requirements.

/time is money
 
2012-06-13 12:37:51 PM

kingoomieiii: Rev.K: ZAZ: Modern computers are meant to have short lives.

Bullsh*t.

I had a Socket A rig that I used for almost eight years, from 2003 to 2010.

How did it last so long? It was a custom build and I could just upgrade as I wished.

I've had a single computer continuously since high school. The last original part was the original C: drive, a 120gb that finally going. Luckily it was only a storage drive at that point. But it's still the same computer.


You had gigs in high school?

/old
 
2012-06-13 12:39:37 PM

Mugato: I don't know any Mac users who would know how to do that anyway.


Back in the PowerPC days it was easy (you just had to flip up the keyboard and remove one metal shield to access the RAM and the optional WiFi card).
 
2012-06-13 12:42:14 PM

Ivo Shandor: Mugato: I don't know any Mac users who would know how to do that anyway.

Back in the PowerPC days it was easy (you just had to flip up the keyboard and remove one metal shield to access the RAM and the optional WiFi card).



The current gen MBP's aren't difficult either. In my experience a mac person knowing how to add ram to their laptop is as likely as a PC person knowing how. Some people just like to feel superior.
 
2012-06-13 12:42:19 PM
Oh look, the same conversation that has been happening since Monday. How cute.

/Don't like it, don't buy it
//Love my 08 MB 13"
///upgraded the RAM and HD
////it was retardedly easy.
 
jgi
2012-06-13 12:42:23 PM

gingerjet: I bought a MacBook Pro Retina. It will replace a 5 year old MacBook, a 1 year old Lenova, and an 2 year old iMac. I expect to keep it 3 years. In other words - I did the analysis of what my requirements were and made proper buying decision based on those requirements.

/time is money


Shh! Stop that talk in here. The "build your own" crowd has no idea what the value of their time is and that's the only way management can keep paying them shiat wages while forcing them to work unpaid overtime.
 
2012-06-13 12:43:17 PM
What a pile of shiat.
 
2012-06-13 12:44:45 PM
RAM that Apple sells on their site cost like $100 a chip* anyway. If you could afford that you can afford to jerk off +$2000 ever three years or so.
*Compared to chips you can get at newegg for -$30 that will work with Apple products
 
2012-06-13 12:47:22 PM
To put more RAM in an 8GB machine conflicts with Steve Jobs vision of what an 8GM machine should look like. You'd be encroaching on a design that is already perfect.
 
2012-06-13 12:49:21 PM
I am keeping a wiiiiide berth around this one.
 
2012-06-13 12:51:00 PM

T.rex: To put more RAM in an 8GB machine conflicts with Steve Jobs vision of what an 8GM machine should look like. You'd be encroaching on a design that is already perfect.



Apple isn't the first company to put the ram right on the board. You can argue the reasoning behind it all you want, but to say it is some mandate from beyond the grace is a little silly, no?
 
2012-06-13 12:51:23 PM

kingoomieiii: Oh, and I forgot the last part. Meanwhile, I look over Newegg's weekly deals like it's a redhead thread.


Sign of a true computer Geek. It's pretty dangerous, though.
 
2012-06-13 12:51:40 PM

kingoomieiii: Oh, and I forgot the last part. Meanwhile, I look over Newegg's weekly deals like it's a redhead thread.


mmmm.... redhead thread....
 
2012-06-13 12:52:39 PM

gingerjet: In case you are missed it - MacBook Pro is a laptop. Not a desktop.


I was responding to the notion that modern computers are supposed to have short lives.

That is, of course, bullsh*t. That's what Apple, HP, Toshiba and IBM want you to believe, but it's bullsh*t.
 
2012-06-13 12:52:44 PM
Upgrading RAM is dead, you cavemen.
 
2012-06-13 12:53:18 PM
Computers are appliances, geeks who want to tinker are a very small and vanishing demographic...overrepresented in computer message boards...like this....and not very reliable or profitable. Dont buy one, but don't be surprised when Apple can't hear your complaints over the sounds of their counting their profits, k?
 
2012-06-13 12:53:35 PM

Mugato: I don't know any Mac users who would know how to do that anyway.


I do, and I did. Screw paying Apple $300 for something that costs $45 elsewhere.
Dick move, Apple. Dick move.
 
2012-06-13 12:53:41 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: RAM that Apple sells on their site cost like $100 a chip* anyway. If you could afford that you can afford to jerk off +$2000 ever three years or so.
*Compared to chips you can get at newegg for -$30 that will work with Apple products


I've never been GIVEN money to take RAM from a company before.
 
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