My bloviated meandering follows what F1Com@... graced us
with on 6/13/2012 5:33 PM:
> On 6/13/2012 1:26 PM On a whim, Sailfish pounded out on the keyboard
>> REF: http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/13/retina-macbook-pro-teardown/ >>
>> [excerpt quote="
>> The repair gurus at iFixit unveiled their teardown of the Retina MacBook
>> Pro this morning, and thanks to its plethora of non-upgradeable parts,
>> they ended up giving Apple’s latest and greatest laptop a dismal repair
>> score of 1 out of 10.
>> But aside from gadget geeks, I don’t think many consumers will care that
>> this new MacBook Pro is practically impossible to repair. After all, the
>> vast majority of buyers should never have to worry about fixing the
>> computer on their own, and most would rather have a thinner laptop
>> instead of one that catered to tinkerers. I’m a hardware geek myself,
>> but I save my upgrading fetish for my self-built desktop — I don’t mind
>> at all that my MacBook Air is basically a hermetically sealed magic box.
>> " /]
>> At laptop AppleCare going for $300, I wonder how many Apple fans add
>> that to their purchase price? My guess is that a majority do not and, if
>> true, will they ever be upset when 1yr+1day rolls along and something
> Prior to the Macbook Pro version now, it took the removal of OVER 70
> screws to replace a hard drive! Apple doesn't want anyone touching
> THEIR machines. No thank you.
> I replaced a keyboard and DVD on a Lenovo T420 laptop today. Two screws
> to remove the keyboard. I had it back to the user in 30 minutes.
Similarly, my daughter's several year Gateway laptop had the backlit
keyboard go out and $35 on eBay got a replacement and 10 minutes of
labor fixed it up.
Fine, Apple offers the 512GB model for £2,299, which is £200 more
expensive than the 17-inch MacBook Pro – which was available until it
was chopped on Monday. For £400 more, you can bump that up to 768GB, but
that brings the total to almost £2,700. You can start to see the
'problem' here - the optimal video editing Mac just got a lot more
expensive this week.