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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RE[4]: Sounds like a challenge.
by spiderman on Thu 14th Jun 2012 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sounds like a challenge."
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Well, I don't think we got any benefit in exchange of serviceability. There is technology advancement and we all benefit from that, but the lack of serviceability is not an effect of this. It is an effect of a design decision. It is removed by design to fulfill some commercial requirements. It is defective by design. The screw is designed to not be standard. This is not a result of any technology advancement. They could have provided the exact same technology and provide a standard screw instead and that would even cost less. They went out of their way to make the product not user serviceable.

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RE[5]: Sounds like a challenge.
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Sounds like a challenge."
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Oh, in the case of this specific product, sure (still, partly, most of its integration does give benefits) - but it's just not exactly the implied "good old days versus rotten now".

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