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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Pro Device
by REM2000 on Thu 14th Jun 2012 10:42 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

I don't think this is much of a problem, the core of the MacBook Pro is the Pro. This device is meant for professionals, photographers, video editors, developers etc.. Now these people usually keep the machine for 3 years as it's generally the length of the warranty and these people need the machines covered as they are tools to get their work done and to bring in the pounds/dollars currency.

Personally i would like the device to be user servicable but i would have to way up the option of having a device thats razer thin, light and has a 7 hour battery over one where i could replace the hard disk, probably only once during the lifetime of the device.

I own a MacBook and a Powerbook. The powerbook only allowed you to change the RAM the macbook was a lot better and allowed for the hard disk and the ram to be replaced, i have really only done this once, upped the RAM to the limit and brought a 500GB 7200RPM HDD. The macbook is 6 years old if i wanted more life out of it, i would probably have to replace it.

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