“MacBooks have a better overall life than their counterparts,” Chris Smith reports for BGR. “But does the 2016 generation let customers change RAM or SSD?”

“We already know that RAM is capped at 16GB, supposedly due to energy efficiency concerns,” Smith reports. “But if you purchase a MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM, you won’t be able to upgrade it. The RAM is soldered to the logic board, which means you can’t pick off the shelf components to upgrade it to 16GB.”

“This year’s MacBook Pro has even faster SSD speeds, which means the best thing you could do is order a custom MacBook Pro that has more storage out of the gate,” Smith reports. “Of course, that’ll be quite expensive, but you can go for up to 2TB of space if you so desire.”

The all-new MacBook Pro introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar and breakthrough performance in Apple's thinnest and lightest pro design ever.

The all-new MacBook Pro introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar and breakthrough performance in Apple’s thinnest and lightest pro design ever.

 
Smith reports, “If you’re going the user-replaceable route, you should know that the dumber 2016 MacBook Pro — the 13-inch flavor that lacks a Touch Bar and two USB-C ports — has an upgradeable SSD.”

More info and links in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As always, max out the RAM in your Mac purchases as much as your budget allows.

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TIME Magazine: Apple’s new MacBook Pro Touch Bar is an inventive new way to get work done more quickly – October 28, 2016
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IBT: Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar is the coolest thing ever; will change the way we use laptops – October 28, 2016
Wired hands on with Apple’s New MacBook Pro: It’s a whole new kind of laptop – October 27, 2016
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