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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Apple iPad: Magical and Revolutionary.

People gobbled that up.

Let me know when someone unlocks the alchemy spells to turn some if the spare car parts in my dad's garage into pure gold please. It is Magical right?

There's an app for that.
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post #92 of 132
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There's an app for that.
No! There isn't an app for that.

Seriously, the reason Apple boomed is their usability and their marketing which is very good.

"There's an app for that" is marketing slogan for Apple.
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post #93 of 132
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No macbooks have soldered batteries btw. How on earth would you service such a laptop. They're connected by screws (newer ones being a proprietary Y or Tamper Torx).

Although I appreciate the effort of the video, I dont see how it has much merit. Great, a laptop's screen will tilt if you tap it "hard". Or the screen shakes while i'm sitting in a magnitude 7 earthquake. Aluminum doesnt have much in the way of shock absorption (see Aluminum bikes) and has no give/flex like plastic.

Macbooks also have rubber vibration isolators in the HD brackets. I'm sure other laptops employ this as well but macbooks also include a sudden motion sensor to park HD heads with excessive movement.

edit: and listen to all that plastic creaking...bleh. Not saying the plastic laptop is crappy, but plastic's plastic.
The new Macbook Pro refresh brought non user replaceable batteries. From my understanding they are held by Tri Wing screws. They are not meant to be user replaceable, that much is sure.
Here is the quote from Apple on their new batteries. They require battery replacement by Apple, not by anyone else.
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The built-in battery in the new 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBook Pro is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles.
Yes two tiny pads on the side. Hardly any protection, they are mostly there to make sure the hard drive sits well. Aluminum+metal=bad idea to be together.

The laptops we have at the moment in my shop do not creak (ABS thermoplastic laptops). My M6500 most certainly does not creak considering the assembly is pure metal. It does not flex in anyway (except the mouse pad) like the Macbook Pro does on the bottom/near the super drive/usb's/LCD.
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Wow. This thread has 95 posts and almost 2200 views. The most active non-political thread? Can we get along? Lol.
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And we have people in our own country starving to death... ******* awesome.
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And we have people in our own country starving to death... ******* awesome.
Maybe you should calm down, I don't see any relation between a thriving company and the lack of food for the poor. If you feel so strongly on the matter, then maybe you should stop spending so much on your sig rig + cameras and donate, if not donate more to causes.
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Maybe you should calm down, I don't see any relation between a thriving company and the lack of food for the poor. If you feel so strongly on the matter, then maybe you should stop spending so much on your sig rig + cameras and donate, if not donate more to causes.
My sig rig is cheap. Camera's are a necessity so I'm not one of those 'starving' people.

I do my time... soup kitchens, donating a lot of my money to orphanages and I'm a sponsor of our regional Boys and Girls Club.

I see the relevance. And I would argue that many others would as well. If we are wanting to be the 'strongest' country, we need to start acting like one. We are too busy with our nose up everyone elses asses to smell our own ****.
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post #98 of 132
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The new Macbook Pro refresh brought non user replaceable batteries. From my understanding they are held by Tri Wing screws. They are not meant to be user replaceable, that much is sure.
Here is the quote from Apple on their new batteries. They require battery replacement by Apple, not by anyone else.
yes, having actually worked at an AASP I have fairly in depth knowledge on the inner workings of the new macbooks, replacing logic boards to LCDs. I meant to correct your statement in the video where you mentioned batteries were "soldered" in. They do have a physical connector that can be accessed once the battery is lifted up.

I wouldnt say they're easy to work on, but the amount of engineering/design that went into the components/chassis cannot be trivialized.

as far as HD protection, as long as the screws where the drive mounts are dampened, there's really no need to go crazy with dampening. It is not a toughbook. Several Dell laptops that I've worked on forgo any kind of dampening directly connected to the HD and actually dampen the case under it with a rubber foot. I believe they call it the "strike zone".
 
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Dude ultimate little baby fan boy right here, lol i thought people like this didn't really exist.
Not a fan boy, there's a LOT about Apple that I don't like. But when people start spewing a bunch of BS that they obviously know so little (or nothing at all) about, yeah, I, like anyone who doesn't subscribe the cool-to-hate trolling doctrine, am definitely tempted to set them straight.

However, if you want to carry on and call me names, you can PM me. I'm sure we can work something out.
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I'd like to make a rough comparison:
My mother got a Kindle for Christmas. $140 gets you a screen that makes you think you've stuck a piece of paper over it. Not to mention that the only time the device uses power is when 'turning the page' or is connected to the internet. It has web browsing and music listening capability and the higher end 3G model has FREE 3G service. This my friends is serving the customer. I understand the iPad to which I'm comparing this to is more powerful and intended to do more things, but for $500 I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would want it as the 'smartphone/laptop' hybrid it's being sold as. Unless you owned neither previously.
Kindle's excellent if you just want to read books (I bought one for my mum, for example). Unfortunately, it doesn't have the diversity that an iPad has. I can't really understand why people would want an iPad, but they do seem fairly easy to use - much easier than a laptop in cramped spaces, at least - and if all you want to do with your computer is browse the internet, play Farmville and check your email, then a tablet is pretty good - and the iPad is a pretty good tablet.
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