Their "presumed" idiot consumer don't even know how to swap out RAM, or to even open up their Macbooks because they don't know that you have to get a special screwdriver to remove the screws. lol
Eh, I was hoping for some high density screen but it seems 2560x1440 (or 2560x1600 if you're talking about a 16:10 aspect ration) is sort of limited to 13 inches and above. Maybe 11 inches but that's it (Apple's iPad I think is a 4:3 tablet...well, it's a 10" screen so 10" is probably the limit as of now for "high res"). Okay, 10 in that case then. I wonder if they're going to have the yellow tinting issue like on the iPad.
Haha. How long was it since then (not that I care)?
That front panel looks pretty darn thick though. Those Bulgin switches might end up going into the front panel. lol
What? I was talking about laptops. Ultrabooks I don't care too much for because the purpose of it is to save space. Anyways, Apple just wants to milk as much money as they can out of their customers with the RAM soldered on board and their new Lightning connector.
The common masses don't even know about what goes on inside.
I know Apple would never do that. Apple is just being Apple.
They have to meet a set of standards. It's like saying you have two RAM sticks, one that runs off of a DC current and the other that runs off of an AC current (I couldn't think about a better example, and this probably isn't even correct anyways). Honestly, they both run off one or the other, it's a standard. The only difference is voltage (1.35v, 1.5v, etc.). You can always adjust voltage and timings in the BIOS, unless you really have a BIOS that is that locked down. I don't think I can adjust timings on my crappy laptop...but then again, this thing is using DDR2 SODIMM and has a pretty damn locked down BIOS.
They only required a special screwdriver now
Basically you could do it before but guess what. Nobody cares anymore to do DIY and thus as people are not doing it, they moved to more special screws. Want me to name all the companies that use special screws besides phillips or flatheads?
I was talking about the new iPad mini, what the hell were you talking about? MBP?
Oh right aht, then the swappable RAM, hard drive and everything including battery would have been nice as an enthusiast. I would have preferred that but I can see why the moved away. Numbers were showing that many people if not close to all don't do that. Worldwide, there are only 54million enthusiasts. In the U.S, that amounts to about 10 million. Of those ten million, how many would ever buy a Mac? (fix a friends? ...even fewer and why even) that dwindles numbers down to that very small percentage. And thus, if the people by mass aren't doing it, then you can utilize it for your benefit
Using unstandard connectors and soldering directly to motherboard gives you an easier and more complete set. No need to have many "parts" of the mobo but one full large SoC sort of. Next it also raises costs to the people. This increases profit margins. Their own research shows that people that buy Apple...pay big bucks to make sure it is working. WOOT. Good for the people as they get a more finished product back and Apple gets money and the economy further grows (ex: go to the car mechanic and you have to come back again because something else is broken or because soemthing did break and you only fixed select parts of it, it will lessen your overall impression of that brand and product). And then we have energy. Using a soldered on set gives them control of what parts go in and allows for less power draw used by distance between things, and also more specific stuff. IT also further enforces the idea that Apple owns and does everything in that computer. Apple likes that. And guess what. Numbers show it works, using a closed in system.