The updated MacBook Pro 15 is almost not maintainable.

This week Apple introduced updated MacBook Pro laptops with Touch Bar, which received more powerful

Intel Core processors 8 and 9generations. iFixit specialists got to the 15-inch model with a six-core Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, AMD Radeon Pro 555X GPU, 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, disassembled it and assessed its repairability.

New "butterfly"

Apple promised an updated keyboard with a butterfly mechanism. Many users complained about such keyboards: debris and dust easily got under the keys, so over time they began to “stick.”

But the company now says it's a problem.solved. The mechanism remains the same, but the materials are different. And iFixit specialists confirm this. Time will tell whether they will save you from breakdowns, but in any case, Apple promises to repair faulty keyboards in the MacBook Pro for free.


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Advantages and disadvantages

iFixit specialists noted the easy replacement of the touch panel as a plus. Perhaps that's all - then there are only disadvantages.

CPU, RAM and SSDconnected on one board, the keyboard, battery, speakers and Touch Bar are glued together, the Touch ID sensor is connected to the T2 chip and the motherboard. 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. But this is inconvenient and expensive.


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Verdict

As a result, iFixit gives the MacBook Pro 15 just 1 out of 10 points. That is, the laptop is practically not repairable.


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