New 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro Gets the iFixit Teardown
As is customary with iFixit
, the team has disassembled yet another of Apple’s brand new machines – the 13-inch MacBook Pro
with retina display. The new MacBook Pro is shown completely disassembled above, compliments of iFixit.
iFixit points out some rather interesting parts about the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display. To name a few, the battery locations have been completely relocated and the solid state storage drive is now hidden under the machine’s multi-touch track pad:
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display also comes with not one, but two fans. The fans are of Apple’s new asymmetrical breed, which is supposed to be much quieter. The extra cooling is certainly welcome, since the aluminum unibody case can get pretty hot when performing processor-intense tasks.
In terms of repairability, iFixit gives the 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display a score of 2 out of 10, which is pretty poor. The team explains in the teardown how many of the internal parts of the new machine are quite difficult to remove. The battery packs use less (but still use) adhesive and Apple continues to use tamper-resistant screws to help keep the average user out of their machine.
From the looks of things, everything is a nice tight fit and the 13-inch MacBook Pro will make a nice computer for the average user.