Time for the guys at iFixit to show us what's inside the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
For such a small package, there's an awful lot crammed inside Apple's latest creation. iFixit call the new device "an exercise of proprietary engineering." The RAM is proprietary, the Solid State Drive (SSD) is proprietary, even the screws on the bottom of the case are proprietary.
Here's one of the many proprietary screws (5-point Security Torx fasteners) that you need to tackle before you get inside the MacBook Air:
Then there's the proprietary SSD:
And the proprietary RAM:
The biggest downside of the new MacBook Air is something plagues many of Apple's products - poor home repairability. When your MacBook Air goes wrong, you'll have to go back to Apple. iFixit gave the 11-inch MacBook Air a not-so-good repairability score of 4 out of 10, with 10 being easiest to repair. "A plethora of proprietary parts prevents people from painlessly fixing their machines," said iFixit's Miro Djuric .