Last time, we found out that Apple MacBook Pro is a laptop that you cannot upgrade. Well, that’s the bad side with these latest releases. And now, we just found out that Apple MacBook Air’s RAM (Random Access Memory) is just another thing you cannot upgrade in the future.
|iFixit: Apple MacBook Air Teardown|
Well, of course, same case with the MacBook Pro, RAM are hard-soldered into the MacBook Air. That’s why, some experts are recommending that when you buy a Macbook Air, you should choose the highest RAM they offer – 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM. Buy the 8GB or you’ll be stuck on 4 GB. You don’t like that!
On the other hand, its Hard Disk which is in the form of SSD (Solid-State Drive) might be upgradable later. How? Here is a statement from iFixit:
Apple tweaked the SSD form factor and switched to a different flash controller. The new unit is based on a SandForce SATA-III controller chip, but stamped with Toshiba markings. It’s still removable, meaning that folks will be able to upgrade the drive once third-party components become available. While the board bears visual similarities to mSATA, it is not using the same connector.