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After tearing down Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro last week, iFixit has now gone a step further and disassembled the device's Retina display itself, revealing some really clever engineering on Apple's part.
Again, the display itself is nearly impossible to repair on your own -- in case of a part failure, you'll likely have to replace the whole thing. The fact that the folks from iFixit, who have a lot of experience disassembling gadgets, managed to break the panel, attests to that.
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However, being one millimeter smaller than the display of the previous model, and packing four times the pixels, the Retina MacBook Pro display is truly a marvel of engineering.
The display is also exceptionally thin, thanks to smart thinking from Apple's engineers. "Apple did not design and build a 1.5 mm thin LCD panel. They did, however, do something exceptional with the design of this display: rather than sandwich an LCD panel between a back case and a front glass, they used the aluminum case itself as the frame for the LCD panel and used the LCD as the front glass," claims iFixit.
Check out the entire teardown over at iFixit. And for a full walk-through of the new MacBook, check out the slideshow below.
MacBook Pro With Retina Display
The MacBook Pro With Retina Display is Apple's new flagship MacBook, boasting a quad-core processor, flash drive configurable up to 768GB and an ultra-high-resolution display. It performs extremely well, but carries a high price tag. It's also curiously different from its MacBook Pro cousin in some ways.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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