Apple has provided the ability to self-upgrade the SSD from the MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar

16 October, Apple presented the new generation MacBook Pro. Employees of the company OWC, which successfully carried a bit of a novelty, found that for the first time the device from the “professional” line of laptops on macOS has got the ability to upgrade the drive. We are talking about the most affordable models 13 dumoga MacBook Pro without a bar Touch Bar.

Apple has long practiced limiting the upgrade for their devices to reduce the cost of production. For example, the RAM is not replaceable in all MacBook Air models, budget modifications, iMac and even Mac mini. But in the case of the MacBook Pro, the company decided to make concessions and left the user device the ability to self-upgrade the SSD.

The new MacBook Pro worth 119 990 rubles available in configurations with 8 GB of RAM and SSD capacity of 256 GB. At the stage of configuration in the online Apple store, you can expand the RAM up to 16 GB (+16 800 rubles) and the SSD to 512 GB and 1 TB. In the latter case, an upgrade will cost 16 800 400 rubles and 50 rubles, respectively. OWC is planning to offer users more affordable options to expand the amount of storage 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Among other discoveries specialists OWC:

  • The bottom of the laptop removed more difficult than the previous MacBook Pro models.
  • To return to the place of the SSD, disconnect the speaker.
  • SSD interface socket is closed durable plastic cover.
  • The laptop automatically turns on when you open the computer cover.

The 13-inch base version of the MacBook Pro is designed for the most undemanding users. It is devoid of proprietary OLED panels and is equipped with 2-core Intel Core i5 processor with a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz (Turbo — 3.1 GHz), graphics Intel Iris Graphics 540, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM LPDDR3 with a frequency of 1866 MHz. Models with Touch panel Bar are much more expensive and will be available in late November.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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