I agree I can't recommend this to anyone. Technology changes so fast, that the lack of being able to upgrade is a huge disappointment. I consider this an epic fail on Apple. I want a laptop that can be upgraded (SSD and/or SATA drive, RAM) and also be able to replace a battery with ease. Also Apple seems to be too pricey. IMO, if it can't be upgraded then the price should fall. Sorry Apple try again.