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June 15, 2012

5 Reasons I Hate My New MacBook Pro: A Geeks Critique

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1. “Least Repairable Laptop Ever” That was the judgment of IFixIt, a popular online gadget repair manual, which gave it a 1 out of 10 on the site’s scale for ease of repair or upgrade. You got that right. For starters, among Apple’s innovative design decisions was to fuse the fancy new Retina display to the case and remove the protective glass layer in front. This makes it more vulnerable to damage, and means you’re basically screwed if it does get damaged. The RAM is soldered to the board and cannot be replaced or upgraded after purchase. The SSD hard drive is proprietary and cannot, as of yet, be upgraded by the user. And the battery is glued to the case, preventing replacement. With previous models, you could drop by the Apple Store and pick up a new battery right off the shelf. Now, it appears Apple’s solution to virtually any hardware issue is likely to mimic their approach to iPhone, iPad and iPod repairs, namely, “we’ll take that, here’s a new one.” Even hardcore Apple enthusiasts on sites like Appleinsider.com are advising that AppleCare, the company’s extended warranty, is a must have here (for an extra $350, of course). And best keep all that “personal” content (you know what we’re talking about) off your internal drive, lest it be viewed by your neighborhood Apple geniuses the first time you have a problem and have to hand over your whole machine for replacement.





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William Shatner in early talks for Star Trek 3 – The Guardian

William Shatner has confirmed talks with the makers of the new Star Trek film regarding a return to the long-running science-fiction saga. Shatner, the original Captain James T Kirk, dating back to Star Trek’s 1966 debut on t...
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William Shatner talking with ‘Star Trek 3′ director about appearing in film – Fox News

Actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy laugh during an interview for the 40th anniversary of the science-fiction television series ‘Star Trek’ in Los Angeles August 9, 2006. (Reuters) “Star Trek” may ...
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William Shatner Names The One Condition For His Cameo In Star Trek 3 – io9

One Justice League hero talks about his appearance in Batman v Superman. Adrianne Palicki explains how long we can expect Mockingbird to stick around Agents of SHIELD. A Supernatural spinoff is still in the works. And could Jam...
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