Quote from andrew42:
15" and 17" never had an IPS display. These are all TN displays.
Not true. The "new" 17" uses an S-IPS panel.
And it's awesome.
I'm not sure what they did with the 15" and 13". They surely had TN panels before and I'm pretty sure still have TN panels, but they are a lot improved. Especially the 13".
Quote from macphisto:
Is the display still a 6-bit display from the previous generation? Or did they move it to the 8-bit (IPS?) display that is in the 15" and 17" MBP?
I'm not sure, but I can confirm that it's A LOT better than the Unibody MacBook.
The brightness "tearing" is gone and the viewing angles have improved.
From the short time I had with it I'd say it is at least on par with the previous 15".
And that's a great improvement for the 13".
Quote from thefanta:
the ram slots look to be the same as the first unibody 13" and you can access both RAM chips without removing the logic board
I can confirm that RAM slots are the same as before. Differences are only the new battery and that you have to unscrew the bottom cover again.
RAM and HD remain user serviceable.