Design Criterion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dukebound85, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    For all apple products imo SHOULD have
    1) easily replaceable ram
    2) easily replaceable hdd

    I say this as my dad's 2006 mbp looks like a bear to upgrade the hdd, as does the imac

    They should all be near what the 2006 mb were like in terms of hdd replacement, aka as easy as it gets

    The unibody design is also fairly easy but it is a step "more involved" than the previous mb

    What are your thoughts?

    PS: Where can I get someone to upgrade a hdd in the 2006 mbp and the appx cost? Apparently Apple will not do it
  2. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010

    I agree. However:

    There was a reason apple sacrificed this DIY-ability.
    HDD and RAM replacements are meant to happen rarely, not often.
    In the space that they saved, they could fit a far larger battery, something that benefits users across the board every minute they use the machine.

    Overall, the gain was much more than the loss.

    I don't see Apple changing this about their portables anytime soon.

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