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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by BeamishBoy on Thu 14th Jun 2012 07:22 UTC
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I accept that using a laptop involves a number of compromises over having access to a desktop. However, one thing I absolutely demand is that the battery be replaceable. I've had terrible experiences with Apple hardware in the past (five logic board failures in the space of three years) so I tend to stick to Thinkpads. I typically need to replace batteries every eighteen months so a non-replaceable battery is an absolute deal killer for me.

I can see how it makes sense from Apple's perspective but there's no way I'd buy a laptop without a replaceable battery simply because I have to travel so much between London and Chicago for work. The ability to pop a new battery in on a long flight is an absolute necessity.

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