ifixit is at it again, this time it’s the MacBook Pro and Air 2012 models

The friendly folks at ifixit are at it again, this time they have taken apart the new MacBook Pro (non Retina Display model) and MacBook Air. Unlike the radically upgraded Next Generation MacBook Pro, the MacBook Pro 2012 is quite similar to the 2011 model. The only differences to note in the upgrade are the new Ivy Bridge Processor and USB 3.0 connectivity. Good news for those hobbyists since it is still as upgradeable and repairable as last year’s model. The classic Pro gets a score of 7 out of 10 for repairability, with 10 being the easiest. If you remember the Retina Display model received a 1. The Air 2012 is also very similar to last years model, with only a processor change and a front camera upgrade. In terms of repairability, it gets a 4 out of 10. The reasons for the low score is Apple’s use of pentalobe screws in the construction and unupgradeable RAM and SSD.

Source: Engadget

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