Apple’s MacBook Air made its appearance in Apple Store earlier today? and it did not take a lot of time for experts at iFixit to strip it down. We received an e-mail from Miro Djuric containing all the intricacies of tearing down a MacBook Air.
MacBook Air’s motherboard is a marvel in compact engineering, but will also cause a lot of grief – system memory is soldered on
iFixit wasn’t exactly pleased with the ease-of-access, with Miro offering us the following quote:
"The new MacBook Air is an exercise of proprietary engineering. While you can easily access everything once you remove the proprietary screws, you can’t really replace any component with an off-the-shelf part, unless you source it from Apple or someone involved in Apple-based repair (*cough*). Most components – RAM included – are soldered to the logic board, preventing them from being replaced. We definitely recommend users to buy the 4GB RAM version of the Air, as the paltry 2GB already borders on obsolete by today’s standards."
If you want to see the whole teardown, click on here: iFixit MacBook Air Teardown. If you just want to see the laptop stripped naked, see the image below:
MacBook Air in all of its naked beauty… yes, this qualifies as "geek porn", nothing to be ashamed here. Then again, this is Mac fanboy heaven too