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|User Info||Proven Stupidity = Higher Prices; entered at 2012-06-26 10:41:32|
Registered: 2011-03-16 Pasadena, CA
I write this on a 4 year old Macbook Pro. Its the last model with a battery that is designed to be user replacable. Models after that were expecting 1000 charge/discharge cycles so they figured that the laptop would probably become obsolete before the battery died.|
Applecare replaced my battery about a year ago. They decided that premature shrinking in the energy/depth-of-discharge on my laptop was a problem they needed to correct.
I've recently doubled the RAM size, and doubled the internal HDD size, and boosted its speed to 7200 RPM.
I'm contemplating taking out the optical drive and putting in a SSD.
I'm going to keep this laptop until the display chip no longer lets me run the current software. It made the cutoff for OSX Mountain Lion, so its still current for the next year.
Along about 2009, Apple decided to go for smaller & lighter appliances with no user replacable parts. I dont like this move.