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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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Can't change your own battery? Ridiculous!
by bannor99 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 21:42 UTC
bannor99
Member since:
2005-09-15

or perhaps Riddikulus! ( Can't wait for the next Harry Potter installment).
But seriously, all that hardcore super-slick, Steve-approved design and I can't change my own freakin' battery?
Fuggitaboudit.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's one of the reasons I'm leery of buying a new MacBook. While you can replace an end-of-life battery yourself using the wonderful teardown guide at ifixit.com, it's not a substitute for the old fashioned external battery design still maintained by all other laptop makers.

Apple's answer, of course, is that with their 10-hour-plus battery life you won't need to swap, but these days you can get that with some of the better netbooks. Carry a spare battery and you get nearly 24 hours straight on the little buggers.

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redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

My workplace recently moved me to a maxed out 17" Macbook Pro from a Dell M6500. The Mac is hands down a better computer and is the nicest laptop I have ever used.

I am a little leery about the built in battery too. But I must say it is getting much better battery life than a similarly equipped dell that it is replacing and it weighs considerably less. The Dell was more of a outlet hopper whereas the Mac can run an afternoon on a charge.

By making the battery non user serviceable it will likely mean that more batteries are properly recycled. Which is a good thing since batteries have some nasty elements in them that can find their way in to water supplies when disposed of improperly.

Hopefully these batteries will live up to the claims of having long useable service lives.

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