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New MacBook Teardown Reveals No Major Internal Changes; RAM and CPU Still Soldered

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New MacBook Teardown Reveals No Major Internal Changes; RAM and CPU Still Soldered

Apple all the way through the International Builders Convention refreshed the iMac lineup with quicker Intel chips and up to date inside structure. Just right other folks over at iFixit have now taken Apple’s new $1,299 21.5-inch iMac style that has a 4K Retina show, discovering one thing in reality fascinating.

The system options each detachable RAM (by the use of a couple of detachable SO-DIMM slots) and Intel’s Kaby Lake processor that—strangely—sits in a regular LGA 1151 CPU socket somewhat than being soldered onto the good judgment board.

Like remaining yr’s MacBook although, Apple has used Torx and Phillips screws within the new MacBook which does make the process of opening it more uncomplicated. Then again, with the whole thing being soldered at the good judgment board and copious quantities of glue maintaining the battery meeting to the decrease chassis, there isn't a lot that may be repaired or changed in this pc. So unsurprisingly, the 2017 MacBook best will get a repairability rating of 1 out of 10 from iFixit.

The inventory configuration they tore aside had Intel’s SR32W Core i5-7400 Kaby Lake chip, 8GB of 2400MHz DDR4 reminiscence, a Radeon Professional 555 graphics card with 2GB of VRAM and a 1TB 5400-RPM exhausting pressure.

In line with iFixit:
Our teardown confirms that the brand new 21.5-inch iMac with 4K show has each detachable RAM and a modular CPU. In fact, Apple would say nor is user-replaceable. Having access to and changing those parts isn’t precisely simple, however we’re pronouncing it’s imaginable. Perhaps even possible.
A tinker-happy consumer (armed with the best equipment and information) may just at least double the bottom 8 GB of reminiscence, turning their new iMac with Retina Show into an iMac Semi-Professional.
Different teardown highlights:
  • A guaranty void sticky label at the warmth sink discourages customers from eliminating the modular CPU beneath.
  • The Retina show is manufactured by way of LG Show.
  • There’s a unmarried microphone beneath the show vs. twin microphones on earlier fashions
  • CMOS battery is replaceable
  • A integrated 3.5-inch SATA arduous force is upgradeable
  • There’s no SSD connector at the board
 Very similar to the 2017 MacBook, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Professional additionally were given a repairability rating of 1 from iFixit.
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