How does everyone feel about the non-removable battery? And lack of expresscard slot?

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  1. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious if people are going to embrace the changes or if some people will look to buy an older unibody.
     
  2. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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  3. adityaw macrumors newbie

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    I have unibody mbp. I never remove my battery nor using the expresscard slot. I'd say it's a good move.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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  5. John89 macrumors regular

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    I agree. I would rather have the ExpressCard slot.
     
  6. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    i never use SD card an just bought an expresscard.. so...
    suck.:D
    although expresscard slot works crappy,thats true.
     
  7. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    I don't like it!
    I was/am planning on getting a refurb 2.4MBP (which may still be possible!) and upgrading it a little...these upgrades are going to be made a lot more difficult for people (the battery doesn't really concern me).

    As for expresscard....I wanted it to stay. I'm a CF card user anyway! :rolleyes:
     
  8. mobi macrumors 6502

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    They couldn't incorporate Compact Flash for Pro users?
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Having a non user-replaceable battery is terrible. Don't really care about the SD slot.
     
  10. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So did may late 2008 unibody just go up in value? :D

    Or down? :(
     
  11. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    SD won't do a thing for me. My DSLR is CF. I do like the longer battery...
     
  12. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Blah.

    My cameras use CompactFlash (except one which is CF/SD dual), its only consumer level cameras that use SD. I'm happy with ExpressCard.
     
  13. John89 macrumors regular

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    I would say up! I for one will not be buying a new laptop from apple. Im going to ebay for one with an 3/4 slot and a removable battery
     
  14. friareunuch macrumors member

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    i'm more concerned about user-serviceability of the hdd/ssd. the non-removable battery better not preclude drive swapping ...
     
  15. iShater macrumors 604

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    Express card is more flexible. Don't they have SD readers in the express card format? :confused:
     
  16. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    I personally don't care about the battery. I kinda not like it being non-user replaceable, but I guess it is similar like back in the old days and people (including me) bought 4x 1MB SIMMS, instead of 4MB ones because 1 might fail.

    SD card is completely ridiculous imo. Pro's typically use Pro camera's and Pro camera's all have CF, not SD. SD is for cheap bottom line SLR's and compacts, iMac and Macbook territory.

    I much rather have the ExpressCard34 slot than the SD card slot; at least the EC34 can be made useful, whereas SD will always be utterly useless for me.
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I have always said that integrated card readers are dumb dumb dumb.

    Never thought I'd see Apple give in and waste money on them.

    Oh well.
     
  18. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.
     
  19. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I really want the extreme battery life. I'm going to try and sell my early 2008 MBP for it :D
     
  20. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering the same thing. How is it for the 17" MBP's right now? I would think that it would look the same for the new 15" MBP's.
     
  21. friareunuch macrumors member

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    yep i think you're right. and i believe (though not sure) that HD is not user-replaceable in the 17. :(
     
  22. MVApple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope there are more buyers like you since I may be forced to sell my MBP pretty soon. :p
     
  23. Sn0wball macrumors regular

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    Holy Moly, a SD slot Batman! A heart-grabbing headline! Let's party! Whoop, whoop.

    Sorry, but this is exceptionally sad. Poor show, bad taste.

    PC laptops have had SD slots (or even combo-drives for SD, MMC, xD, Compact Flash, etc.) for years, WITH (OMG!) ExpressCard slots still remaining intact.
     
  24. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I'm very disappointed with these "updates." I hate this non-user replacable battery crap, which also means that I won't be able to upgrade the HDD. Also this crap with the SD card reader is pathetic. I want the ExpressCard slot back. This is supposed to be a pro machine, not a consumer machine. Seriously, this sucks!:mad:

    Don
     
  25. Brien macrumors 68020

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    As of today, no Apple product has a removable battery. What a travesty.

    Also, the death of expresscard and no matte options on the 13/15" leave the 17" as the only "real" MBP left.

    I'm going to sell my 15" for a new 17" with the pricedrop.
     

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