Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Oct 2009 17:28 UTC
Apple As expected, Apple has refreshed its entire consumer line of Macintosh computers. The Mac mini, the MacBook, and the iMac lines of computers have all been overhauled, with the MacBook even getting a complete redesign. Prices in Europe have been dropped slightly, and there's a new mouse, too.
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RE[4]: If you read the specs...
by darknexus on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: If you read the specs..."
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

They replace it in-store, while you wait. Can you wait 15 minutes?



Begs the question though: If they do replace it in store while you wait, why are they trying to prevent us from just buying the darn batteries and replacing them ourselves? It doesn't make sense especially in a laptop. Plus, what about the people who like to have spare batteries available when they need them? Why all this battery replacement voids the warranty business if it's that easy to do for the Apple store? Are they just trying to force us to pay service and labor charges?

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robco74 Member since:
2009-10-22

<p>The built-in battery lasts longer, which means less need for swapping batteries. The battery is also designed to last a lot longer. As for not allowing users to replace the battery, my guess is that Apple wants to replace the battery partially for environmental reasons. Users won't necessarily trade-in the battery so it can be recycled.

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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

"They replace it in-store, while you wait. Can you wait 15 minutes?



Begs the question though: If they do replace it in store while you wait, why are they trying to prevent us from just buying the darn batteries and replacing them ourselves? It doesn't make sense especially in a laptop. Plus, what about the people who like to have spare batteries available when they need them? Why all this battery replacement voids the warranty business if it's that easy to do for the Apple store? Are they just trying to force us to pay service and labor charges?
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The charge to replace a battery on a MacBook including labor and the battery itself is the same or less than it is to buy a battery from other companies.

If you need additional power, buy an external like this.

http://www.hypershop.com/HyperMac-External-MacBook-Battery-and-Car-...

Look, I can understand if people don't like the concept. If it bothers you that much, don't buy it. Simple. Windows 7 and Ubuntu are both fantastic alternatives.

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