Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 02:49 UTC
Apple After a proper teardown, iFixit concludes that the new MacBook Pro has no user-serviceable parts at all, which some think is a really bad thing. I honestly don't know - I mean, my ZenBook isn't particularly user-serviceable either, and my smartphones, tablets, and whatnot are pretty much entirely soldered together as well. What do you guys make of this?
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RE: should be made clearer
by devnet on Thu 14th Jun 2012 03:36 UTC in reply to "should be made clearer"
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Dunno how I would feel about this.

If I bought a car that I HAD to get serviced at a specific place and that I couldn't take it anywhere else...nor could I open it up on the off chance I wanted to service it myself...see, I'd like to have the option. I don't necessarily feel the NEED to poke around inside the innards of laptop.

The thing that irritates me most about this is that they REQUIRE you to purchase a new laptop if you want to upgrade (or drop a hefty sum of cash to get the existing one done). I can't believe people would be willing to shell out exorbitant amounts of cash to have this done. It's like price gouging in my opinion...they know people will pay for it and so they MAKE THEM PAY.

The worst part about all of this is Apple turned itself into a vendor of 'Lifestyle' instead of hardware and software. In order to be 'cool' you have to use a Mac. It's funny, I'm a Linux hacker and I can run circles around most people in Linux AND Windows (since I'm a Windows system admin in my day job) and when my son's friends see that I don't have a Mac, they dismiss me as outdated, old, and someone who doesn't know computers. It's become associated with being cool, hip, smart, and in the know and that SUCKS...because it's a misrepresentation and fake. I think I hate this idea more than any other out there. Unfortunately, it's ingrained in people my sons age (he's in high school) and they're pretty much brain washed to accept this ideology as fact. Sad times when a 2200 dollar laptop is what separates cool/smart from not cool/dumb. I feel bad for poor people (and thus, subsequently, I feel bad for myself as I am middle class poor).

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