iFixit Tears Down the New Entry Level 13-inch Macbook Pro [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Entry Level 13-inch Macbook Pro [Images]

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iFixit has performed a teardown of the new entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The first of the long-awaited updates to Apple's pro-level laptops is on our teardown table, but what the heck is it? MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar? MacBook Pro With Function Keys? MacBook Pro With Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports? No one quite knows what to call it—but we know exactly what to do with it.

Highlights:
● New model number: A1708
● XL (extra-long) escape key
● Speaker grilles have migrated down from the upper edge of the keyboard to flank it on the left and right sides
● At 54.5 Wh, this battery doles out ~27% less power between charges than last year's edition
● The SSD itself uses a high-speed PCIe-based interface—but this form factor and pin configuration look new
● The Butterfly 2.0 keys are indeed updated. The Pro's keycaps are a little taller at the edges. The dome switch under the butterfly mechanism also appears to be heftier and better mated to the keycap.

Repairability Score: 2 out of 10
● The trackpad can be removed without first removing the battery.
● Proprietary pentalobe screws continue to make opening the device unnecessarily difficult.
● The battery assembly is entirely, and very solidly, glued into the case, thus complicating replacement.
● The RAM is soldered to the logic board. Pay for the upgrade now, or be stuck with 8 GB forever. There is no chance of upgrade.
● The proprietary PCIe SSD still isn't a standard drive. Cross your fingers for future compatible drives; for now, you're stuck with what you've got.

Take a look at a few images below or hit the link for the full teardown.

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iFixit Tears Down the New Entry Level 13-inch Macbook Pro [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Entry Level 13-inch Macbook Pro [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New Entry Level 13-inch Macbook Pro [Images]
Vida - November 1, 2016 at 5:50pm
They got me with this touch IC faulty iPhone 6 line , customer service act like they did not know & the Apple Store told me sorry we can't help you, just bend the iphone and it will work the Genius employ told me and that was the F* moment I lost respect for apple, I own all the F* Devices they have ever made so yes I'm done w this company.
Avid - November 1, 2016 at 7:29pm
Why do you think we have gotten s versions that always fix the problems that may happen in a new iPhone designed from the ground up? Plus, when Apple says they can't do a thing about it, this means you have to upgrade or downgrade because they can't redesign whatever causes the 6 problem and sell it like that. That's why old/newer iPhones are made. I had problems in the past, but they're not too bad from what I dealt with because even if I'm too careful, I do take care of my Apple products a lot. I owned an iPad Air, iPhone 5s, 2014 MacBook Air and they all still hold up.
Vang - November 1, 2016 at 9:29pm
Contact Apple Public Relations. They replaced my faulty 6+ with a refurb one. 2 years from date I purchased. OUT OF WARRANTY. A lot better than 3 months prior when I was going in circles trying to get it resolved. Eventually it'll happen again to this refurb unit (IC) but if I can get another 2 years out of it it'll be useless slow junk by then.
Vida - November 1, 2016 at 5:37pm
Wow, not cool !!! Not cool??
ASD - November 1, 2016 at 4:58pm
We pay 1000 for a laptop and we cant change hdd or ram or anything.....F U Apple we are not buying an ipad its a laptop, i bought asus ROG and im happy it cost me 1060$ not 2000$ and i change hdd and ram the way i like
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