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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Depends
by leos on Thu 14th Jun 2012 05:48 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

In general, a lack of user serviceability doesn't really bother me. Batteries are not what they used to be. The lithium polymer batteries last a long time and aren't like the batteries of old that required replacing after 2 years.

That said, it is somewhat ridiculous that the ram is not replaceable. I don't care about upgrading anything in my iMac, but I did up the ram from 4GB to 8GB. In 3 years I bet we will be wanting 16 and the people with these MacBooks will be annoyed. Better to go with the regular one for now and wait for the second gen.

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