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#91955 24-Oct-2011 20:20
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Does anyone know if we can upgrade our MacBook Pros to newer models in New Zealand? I heard that you can take your old Mac in store (Yoobee or somewhere) and upgrade it to the newer model. Is this true? Does it cost or is it free if you're still within your Macs warranty period?

Thank you... 

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  #537010 24-Oct-2011 20:30
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An upgrade for a Macbook Pro (MBP) is increasing memory and or hard drive size. That's it.

Depending on your MBP model, it will either accept DDR2 or DDR3 laptop memory (4GB or 8GB across 2 slots), and a 2.5 inch hard drive (up to 1TB).

Apple do not have an upgrade policy when it comes to their products. You just buy (new) again.


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  #537011 24-Oct-2011 20:30
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That doesn't sound right, you can't just upgrade to a newer model. Although you could, say, upgrade the amount of RAM, for example.

 
 
 
 


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  #537014 24-Oct-2011 20:32
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This doesn't sound right at all.
MacBooks Pro are not upgradable, in terms of CPU.
Perhaps there is some trade-in scheme? Or possibly something like price protection.
I can't see how something like this would be related to warranty status.

Cheers,
Joseph


[edit] LOL snap and snap!

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  #537017 24-Oct-2011 20:46
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Who did you hear this from?? lol

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  #537019 24-Oct-2011 20:51
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In the USA Apple will trade in some types of hardware, offering you what they think it is worth, which is obviously well less than retail. It is not offered here.

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  #537027 24-Oct-2011 21:21
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Well I've got a new 2011 MacBook Pro model and I've read on 9to5mac.com that new models are coming out.... shortly.. Bigger HDDs and faster processors... 

So, noone is NZ offers this?  

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  #537029 24-Oct-2011 21:22
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You can't upgrade the CPU or GPU (or motherboards) or anything but maybe RAM/disk in macbook pros..

 
 
 
 


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  #537032 24-Oct-2011 21:28
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It's kind of like EB Games' "Trade n Save" thing they have... As in, I take my Mac into Yoobee or somewhere, they see what it is worth, they buy it... with that case I can use it to purchase a new model.. (or they keep it and I give them a little extra cash to get me the new model macbook pro)

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  #537036 24-Oct-2011 21:40
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kedec: It's kind of like EB Games' "Trade n Save" thing they have... As in, I take my Mac into Yoobee or somewhere, they see what it is worth, they buy it... with that case I can use it to purchase a new model.. (or they keep it and I give them a little extra cash to get me the new model macbook pro)

I'm not aware of any store in NZ that does this.

kedec: Well I've got a new 2011 MacBook Pro model and I've read on 9to5mac.com that new models are coming out.... shortly.. Bigger HDDs and faster processors...  

So, noone is NZ offers this?  

How long ago did you buy it and where from?

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  #537038 24-Oct-2011 21:47
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I purchased my mac in July from Noel Leeming

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  #537042 24-Oct-2011 21:48
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kedec: I purchased my mac in July from Noel Leeming

Then its definitely past the return period (usually around 14 days). If you are really looking to get rid of it you probably want to put it on Trade Me.

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  #537043 24-Oct-2011 21:49
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Oh, Really?? Well that kind of sucks... 

Thank you anyway.. 

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  #537045 24-Oct-2011 21:51
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kedec: Oh, Really?? Well that kind of sucks... 

Thank you anyway.. 

By the way, those rumors are just that: rumors. If there are new ones that come out I would just say that its a spec bump, the big stuff is rumored to be coming in mid-2012'ish.

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  #537046 24-Oct-2011 21:53
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Yeah, they're just internal upgrades. I've got an i7 so i am not too bad off.

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  #537047 24-Oct-2011 21:55
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Macbook Pro's are updated every year. You will have to sell your macbook independently then buy a new one. Laptops don't need to be upgraded every year so I wouldn't recommend upgrading

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