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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Comment by Dekonega
by Dekonega on Thu 14th Jun 2012 03:59 UTC
Dekonega
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2009-07-28

This is bullshit. (I'm a current owner of the last good MacBook Pro, the 2008 late model, last one to come with user changeable battery.) Who cares about the small size and fancy new display, if you cannot attain the most important feature with it you need laptop for. Mobility is really important. I think that device isn't a mobile device if you cannot change its battery by yourself. It's a hipster toy at that point.

Edited 2012-06-14 04:01 UTC

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RE: Comment by Dekonega
by bert64 on Sat 16th Jun 2012 09:14 in reply to "Comment by Dekonega"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Yes the model you have was ideal, it had the new unibody design but the battery and hard drive were accessible behind a panel on the bottom, although the panel never seemed to quite fit perfectly.

Ideally i would like the 17" macbook pro, with the case that provides easy access to hdd & battery, ram on dimms (not so much of a problem if you need a screwdriver to access the ram), a current version cpu/gpu, and a high res screen.

As it stands now, when i come to upgrade my 2009 17" macbook pro i will have to look at alternative vendors and move to linux.

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