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 SaschaW
by SaschaW on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:58 UTC
SaschaW
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2007-07-19

I don't understand this entire argument. To me it's a bit like with cars. Somebody who buys a Mercedes will take it to the shop if there are any problems with the car. A Mercedes driver is very unlikely to service the car himself, except for basic things. Someone who likes to tinker with his car is probably better of with a different car. Apple products kind of fall in the same category. I purchased mine with 16 gigs of ram, that's going to be enough for me for at least 2 years. If the battery or anything else fails it goes back to apple and I let them worry how they fix it.

Edited 2012-06-15 00:03 UTC

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RE: Comment by SaschaW
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Jun 2012 15:38 in reply to "Comment by SaschaW"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

It is like Mercedes in that the actual reliability doesn't match the perception of the buyers.

This is more like being required to go to the dealer for something basic like an oil change.

It's not just about money, it's about time lost having to take it in to the creepy pastel cult store. With standard laptops you can buy a battery online and replace it at your leisure. With Apple you have to take it in or mail it.

When I go on vacation I take an extra hard drive in case the primary fails. With Apple I wouldn't be able to do that. FYI Apple doesn't use top quality hard drives and SSDs. But if you want to pay a 500% markup for downtime then have a blast.

Edited 2012-06-15 15:40 UTC

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