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the xps 630s 730s and any new studio xps... I am a dell onsite gold support technician... all I do is replace dell parts
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Because that's Dell's department; to QC the boards.
No that's Foxconn's department.

Still; two models and you are an on site repair technician. I worked for Dell in one of the repair facilities; more often than not, a HDD or RAM goes bad from lack luster cooling. The next culprit I would usually run into was a PSU killed by a surge.

Some older machines have had problems because of capacitor choice; even though they used a good brand of capacitors on the board. This effected more than just Dell though.
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Yeah, I think these sorts of anecdotes have less to do with Apple policy and more to do with individuals at the apple store.
Apple publicly stated that cracked wrist-rests will be replaced.

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Apple has expanded the repairs it will cover to include cracks on the bottom of the white MacBook as well. Additionally, Apple is informing its service partners that repairs for cracked cases on white MacBooks that are out of warranty will also be covered.
As people have already said the horrible TIM application is industry wide and the stripped screw seems like a one off and not a terrible cry for "THEIR QC SUCKS NOW!!!!". I just don't get all of this Apple hate all the time, if someone has the means to pay a little extra for what they deem a 'better' device then who cares that's their choice. I have no issues paying a little extra for what I feel is usually a better built and better looking piece of hardware which is usually going to come with better customer support than I could get anywhere else.

Apple products and Linux/Windows running products work and play just fine together in my technological ecosystem.
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post #83 of 111
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i just don't get all of this apple hate all the time, if someone has the means to pay a little extra for what they deem a 'better' device then who cares that's their choice. I have no issues paying a little extra for what i feel is usually a better built and better looking piece of hardware which is usually going to come with better customer support than i could get anywhere else.
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macs have subwoofers?
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Over or under applying TIM really isn't new for any manufacturer. Hell, even enthusiast brands such as EVGA and XFX cannot do it properly... How many times do we see folks re-seating overheating cards here!
This. I had an Apple Tech redo mine for me under my "supervision" and I did notice much lower temps.

Oh and Tom's Hardware... Worst source ever.
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Over or under applying TIM really isn't new for any manufacturer. Hell, even enthusiast brands such as EVGA and XFX cannot do it properly... How many times do we see folks re-seating overheating cards here!
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Yeah. I've never had anything come with the TIM properly done.
I know they are from the first page... but the TIM on all of my recent GPU's has been like what you find on stock CPU heatsinks, As in, Pre-applied square of paste.

Article was interesting too, and I agree that for a $1800 machine it shouldn't have such issues. Even though your average user has little care of them.
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OMG. That's like seeing how much sauce they put on your hamburgers in fast food places.
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There were Foxconn workers killing themselves and it was a pretty big news because they were making Apple products or something. I can't recall properly.
If you can't recall correctly then it is better to stop talking and misleading people.


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If you can't recall correctly then it is better to stop talking and misleading people.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/...6A41M920101105
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Sandy bridge is cool and quite! Along with that Low end ATI crap
Crap you say? Get off your high horse, spend 8 years to get your phd in computer engineering and then design a better graphics card if you feel if its crap. Mind you, you will need to create the drivers as well, so another 8 in computer science?
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I do not know what the chance of thunderbolt(light peak), being utilized as a GPU input is....

However It would be great if even something decent could be created. I would definitely buy an external GPU for my 13" MBP.
Hehehehehe. The port is ridiculously fast, based off PCI-Ex and has (in the MBP) 4 full duplex lanes. I really do see external graphics taking off.
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