Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo dissection photos

iFixit has posted the first internal photos of Apple’s Core 2 Duo ‘Merom’ MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro disassembly is available at:

The disassembly features high resolution images of the redesigned logic board and Intel’s new Merom chip. Also included is the first photos of Apple’s 802.11n draft board for the MacBook, and Apple’s new 6x dual-layer 9.7mm SuperDrive.

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  1. Although it is not completely clear from the dissection, it seems that unfortunately the hard drive is not easy to switch out in the new MBP the way it is in the latest Macbook. That, along with the magnetic latch, the great keyboard, the better antenna reception, and the basic induestructability of the plastic make the Macbook really tempting, despite lower performance specs. It makes me think there are two different design teams and that the Macbook group is showing some serious innovation while the MBP group is perhaps resting on their laurels. (not that I’m not going to buy the MBP, I am, but am still tempted to save some money and get some great features)

    And yes, can we send the hariy Russian back to the mother country? Perhaps adding a “report this tasteless post” link would be a good idea?

    MDN Magic word: “design”. Enough said.

  2. Neovoy, I dunno man I have a 17″ PB and i love it and wouldnt trade the screen size for the few onces I wouldnt have to tote around. sheesh my school books weigh more ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />.

  3. Has anybody heard if it runs cooler or not?
    I had the first gen MacBook Pro, just picked up the new one yesterday. It runs considerably cooler to the touch. Part of that is no doubt because they’ve really opened up the air vents that reside behind the display hinge. You can’t really see because it’s kind of hidden, but if you peak in between the gaps, you can see it’s much more open. Can actually see inside the computer if you try. Nice improvement.

  4. ?what?:

    I meant the magnetic latch in the bezel for closing the MacBook, instead of a mechanical latch like the MBPs still have, not the MagSafe power connector. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    And I actually am NeoVoyager… my hasty fingers ate the last four characters and made it NeoVoy. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”red face” style=”border:0;” />

  5. Ah ok…I think that is being redesigned at the moment…there was an article a couple days ago or so about the patent application. It was confusing but very interesting.
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