MacBook Pro 15 iFixit: On this week, Apple introduced the updated laptops MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, who received the more powerful Intel Core processors are the eighth and ninth generations.
IFixit specialists got to a 15-inch model with a six-core Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, an AMD Radeon Pro 555X GPU, 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, disassembled it and estimated maintainability.
Apple promised an updated keyboard mechanism “butterfly”. Many users complained about such keyboards: rubbish and dust easily fell under the keys, so over time they began to “stick”.
But now the company says that this problem has been resolved. The mechanism remained the same, but the materials are different. And iFixit experts confirm that.
Whether they will save from breakdowns – time will tell, but in any case, Apple promises to repair defective keyboards in the MacBook Pro for free.
Pros and cons
The advantages iFixit experts recorded easy replacement of the touch panel. Perhaps this is all – more than one cons.
The central processor, main memory and SSD are connected on the same board, the keyboard, the battery, the loudspeakers, and the Touch Bar are glued together, the Touch ID sensor is connected to the T2 chip and the system board.
It turns out that if you need to replace one component, you will have to go through the entire laptop and change a whole bunch of parts. And this is inconvenient and expensive.
As a result, iFixit puts the MacBook Pro 15 just 1 point out of 10 possible. That is, the laptop is almost not maintainable.