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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by martijn on Thu 14th Jun 2012 09:10 UTC
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At the very least, it should be possible to replace the battery, memory and hardisk (upgrade to SSD) of a laptop. And it had to be absolutely possible or unneccessary to clean the fan.
Last years, I replaced a broken HD, a battery, changed a keyboard, fixed a dead mainboard (in an oven ;) ), fixed a cable from mainboard to the display. This in three different laptops from HP (HD and keyboard), Toshiba (mainboard and battery) and Asus (vga connection). The ability to fix such things yourself is big pre for me. Normally I use my hardware for years, since linux allows you to do that and be up to date. This is a big money saver.
Well, I guess I am not the target audience for Apple.

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