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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Non-Replaceable Batteries Are BAD
by looncraz on Thu 14th Jun 2012 03:57 UTC
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The battery, being glued in, is a bad BAD BAD thing! To make matters worse, they glued the battery in such a way to forbid touch-pad replacement as well.

This will be one machine I would never let anyone (except my worst enemies) buy... Might be nice, but it that battery will give out before the machine is obsolete... and the track-pad will eventually become worn... that is, unless you are spending thousands of dollars for a lap-top like this just to check your email occasionally... and you always have it plugged in.... (then WHY IN HADES BUY A LAPTOP??!?!?).

Oh well, a fool and his money are soon parted.

--The loon

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Hussein Member since:

They last 1000 cycles. They last a really long time and when they need to be replaced Apple can replace them for you.

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nt_jerkface Member since:


With my Asus I can buy a battery on ebay for $20 and slap it in without having to go to the creepy pastel cult store. I'm guessing their price will be more than $20 given how much my SO had to pay for an iPhone wall adapter.

I can also easily replace the hard drive if it fails.

Apple sucks.

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