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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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This will be a day long remembered: a new dawn for Star Wars, in all its forms of media. Pay attention, people of Earth: that distant rumble you hear is the gears of the world’s most popular film franchise slowly cranking...
by Brian Montgomery
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Holy @#$%, Syrio Forel Is Joining Star Wars: Episode VII!!! – io9

BBC News is reporting that Mitlos Yerolemou, the actor best known as Arya’s water-dancing swordmaster Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, has been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in an undisclosed role. Honestly, ...
by Brian Montgomery
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Man of Steel 2: The Death and Life of Superman? – moviepilot.com

Recently, I was given the book The Death and Life of Superman a novel by Roger Stern and may I say what an excellent read! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this book. As you all know, the book is ALWAY...
by Geek Staff
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