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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Great pun
Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:48:58 PM
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Some of the current high-end gaming laptops still feature exhaust fans, albeit along with elaborate heatsink setups.

NadineJ
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Re: Great pun
NadineJ   12/26/2013 5:25:50 PM
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That was pretty funny.  I like the mysterious screw too.

NadineJ
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Re: Disposable?
NadineJ   12/26/2013 5:23:26 PM
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I agree, designed obsolescence seems to be key for tablets. 

Maybe that's the next big thing...a truly upgradable tablet that doesn't need to be replaced in a few months.

hetzelef
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
hetzelef   12/10/2013 9:15:31 AM
Guess I'm confused by all these comments about the lack of cooling fans in portables these days. My new HP ProBook has a fan, my MBP has a fan.  I don't think I've seena portable yet without one except for the MBAir.  I'm sure they are out there but you folks are talking like they are extinct or something.  Am I missing the point?

Elizabeth M
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
Elizabeth M   11/7/2013 4:40:18 AM
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I seem to recall that maybe at one point I had a laptop with a fan. And as you describe, Rob, it was really not the best set-up in the world.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/6/2013 7:06:50 AM
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They were really bad, Elizabeth. If I used my laptop too long, I would have to prop up the front of the laptop in order for more air to get to the fan. Otherwise it would freeze.

Charles Murray
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Re: Disposable?
Charles Murray   11/5/2013 7:43:24 PM
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I agree about the disposal issues, tekochip. I have a feeling there are already millions of people with old electronics in their basements that they don't know what to do with because they don't know how to deal with the disposal issues. Designs like this will make it worse.

tekochip
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Disposable?
tekochip   11/5/2013 11:48:54 AM
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First, a truly excellent tear down, and I'm not Li-ion (seriously?).
 
A few thoughts, though; I can't believe that so much of the device is glued together.  Talk about fostering a disposal society, which means long lines for the next version.  When the batteries fail this thing will end up in a landfill and that seems like some sort of punishable offense.  I suppose in some communities it is.
 
I see that the touch screen is not optically bonded to the display and I'm really impressed by the performance of the complete display package, considering that the two components just sit on top of each other.


Elizabeth M
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
Elizabeth M   11/5/2013 10:17:25 AM
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Oh my gosh, hearing about those old laptops really brings me back in time. I never had any of the early ones, but what dinosaurs they seem like now. Cooling fans...lol!

Jim_E
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Great pun
Jim_E   11/5/2013 9:45:54 AM
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As a jokester, I had to appreciate this line:

" This battery is super frustrating; we're not Li-ion."

Nice!

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