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Repair guides and disassembly information for the 14-inch MacBook Pro released in October of 2021, featuring Apple-designed M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs. Model A2442.

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User upgradable ram in the McBook Pro 14" 2021?

Q; Does the McBook Pro 14" 2021 allow for user upgradable ram? In other words, is the RAM soldered onto the motherboard or does it snap in?

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The MacBooks with Apple Silicon utilize a “unified” memory design, leaving the RAM modules soldered to the board. They are not user-replaceable, and buyers will need to spec out their desired capacity at time of purchase.

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The era of user-upgradable RAM in Apple laptops is nothing more than a memory *pun intended*.


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All Apple Silicon Macs have soldered in RAM and storage.

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Unified RAM is part of the SOC package you can’t alter them

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