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[2]: Sounds like a challenge.
by rexstuff on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Sounds like a challenge."
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I am not so sure that those are mutually exclusive.

Yes, in addition to being faster, lighter, stronger, etc, we lost the ability to do the service ourselves, but I'm not sure that that has to be the case.

Why can't we build a car or computer that is user-serviceable while still making use of the modern engineering that gave us these benefits?

For instance, I may not be able to repair an EFI module the same way I could a carbuerrator, granted, but why can't I replace it?

A modern car with user serviceability in mind may not be quite as fast or efficient or even as cheap, but I wonder if there wouldn't be a market for it...

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