The trend towards throw-away rather than fix continues...

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The trend towards throw-away rather than fix continues...

Postby tezza on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:25 am

The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable
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Re: The trend towards throw-away rather than fix continues...

Postby matsondawson on Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:11 pm

To be fair, it's hard to make something that small that would be fixable.
For example the batteries are glued in because a battery cartridge would take up extra space.
In the long run even if the batteries are in a cartridge they are still obsolete in 3 years (like my $3500 Sony laptops batteries).
Even though it's unfixable, I'd love to own one (if I were a millionaire).
I'd put it on the coffee table as a conversation piece.
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Re: The trend towards throw-away rather than fix continues...

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:34 pm

I don't buy it. No reason they couldn't have done something elegant with the surrounding bodywork to hold the battery in even with some form of sliding latch rather than gluing without sacrificing too much, and hard fitted RAM modules have been a bad idea forever. They're a pain in the butt in a Commodore 64, and they're even more of a pain in the butt with modern BGA modules. Space isn't even really the issue with the memory either since the SSD and wireless cards are on seperate modules - so there IS thickness available for slots...

Still, the target audience will never care. They'll never upgrade their Mac even if the option was available, they'll just hock it for next season's model.
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