We finally got our hands on the new MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display and took a look inside and have taken it for a quick spin around the park.
Is it super thin? Yep.
Do photos and text look good on it? Indubitably.
Is there really considerably less glare on the screen? Surprisingly, yes.
Is it upgradable? Well…
As it turns out, the internals of the new Retina Display MBP have more in common with the 2012 MacBook Air than it does with the MacBook Pro:
- same non-upgradable, soldered-in memory
- similar/same SSD connection, which is completely different from the 2010/2011 MacBook Air
- same lack of an internal optical drive
Yeah… that kind of limits our upgrade options. As of this minute (about 3:45 CDT, 6/12/12), no, there aren’t any upgrades available for the MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. That said, though, we’re working on it. The Retina MBP’s SSD, though shorter and wider, looks to have the same connection as the SSD inside the 2012 MacBook Air. Whether we’ll come up with a special Aura Express for each model, or whether we develop a “unified” SSD we have yet to determine, but our Development team is on it like cat hair on dress pants.