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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Confused?
by spiderman on Thu 14th Jun 2012 06:02 UTC
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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?

I do know so let me get this straight:
user-serviceable > not user serviceable. Not user serviceable is a con. End of story.
Why you are getting confused about it is beyond me.

Edited 2012-06-14 06:12 UTC

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RE: Confused?
by l3v1 on Thu 14th Jun 2012 06:34 in reply to "Confused?"
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2005-07-06

My thoughts exactly.

I mean, my ZenBook isn't particularly user-serviceable either


So, if more do it, that makes it ok? I don't think so. Yet, this again is similar to the recent regular users vs. advanced users in OS- and developer-related matters. Here again we only see that it's the majority that counts, and the majority simply doesn't know and/or doesn't care about servicability, hdd/ram extentions, battery changes (bye-bye travelling with +1 battery with these laptops). However, there are still nice laptops out there that won't lock you out entirely, so again, those interested should vote with their money.

and my smartphones, tablets, and whatnot are pretty much entirely soldered together as well


I'm sorry but that's a different area. By the time one would think about extending ram or onboard storage in a phone (I mean if it would be even possible) either the phone dies (you really have to be lucky to find a long lasting one these days) or you'll buy a new one anyway. Plus, at least in [most] phones you can at least change the battery and the microsd easily, and from this point of view they are more friendly than the closed-up ultrabooks.

Edited 2012-06-14 06:34 UTC

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