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 Shane
by Shane on Thu 14th Jun 2012 05:52 UTC
Shane
Member since:
2005-07-06

Doesn't bother me. In the past I might have liked being able to carry a spare battery and swapping it in for extended use, but these days we're getting twice the battery life on these new machines.

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RE: Comment by Shane
by stabbyjones on Thu 14th Jun 2012 21:21 in reply to "Comment by Shane"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

See how long that lasts in 18 months. Batteries lose at a minimum <50% capacity within that time making these things essentially useless after that period.

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RE[2]: Comment by Shane
by Shane on Fri 15th Jun 2012 00:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Shane"
Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

It's been lasting fine thank you very much. 2 years and still going strong.

But of course, if you have problems, you can always bring the laptop back and get the battery replaced. It's just that you can't do it yourself.

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