We finished our first look at the MacBook Pro Unibody.
Macbook Pro Unibody Internals
MacBook Pro Unibody tidbits:
- Upgrading the RAM and hard drive is very easy, but you do need a Torx screwdriver to replace the hard drive.
- Contrary to some fears, the keyboard in the MacBook Pro is user-serviceable. It’s a fair amount of work to remove (you have to remove 56 screws).
- The AirPort and Bluetooth boards are in the display assembly. The AirPort card is user-serviceable, while the Bluetooth board is not.
- We identified the dual Nvidia chipset
MacBook Pro Unibody Teardown
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We completed the disassembly of our MacBook Unibody:
Removing the new MacBook logic board
Cool things we learned:
- Apple’s new hardware is significantly more elegant due to their use of the new “Brick” manufacturing process.
- The design of both machines is significantly inspired by the MacBook Air. As a result, the MacBook and MacBook Pro designs have significantly converged and are much more similar than they used to be.
MacBook Unibody tidbits:
- The new MacBook is really a 13″ MacBook Pro. It uses the same design, and same manufacturing quality. Bridging the gap between consumer and professional model.
- The Superdrive is the same in the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
- We showed the parts to some industrial engineers familiar with manufacturing processes. Overall, they were extremely impressed by the build quality of the machine and the cutting edge mass-produced unibody.
MacBook Unibody Teardown