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: Comment by SaschaW
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Jun 2012 15:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by SaschaW"
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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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