I’ve spent the past ten years playing around with Macs at iFixit: tearing them down, upgrading them, repairing them, and rebuilding them. I love Macs for the same reason we all love Macs: they’re tough little machines that generally stand the test of time.
Believe it or not, upgradeability, durability, and repairability are parts of Apple’s DNA. Over the years, most Macs have lived up to that legacy. Others have fallen a little, or a lot, short. In no particular order, here are my picks—six of each—for the best and worst Macs in Apple history when it comes to repairability and upgradeability.