MacBook Makes Major Leap Forward
by Tom Bridge
Remember the amount of swearing that caused the paint to literally peel from your walls? I sure do. While getting a Hard Drive out of a Pismo or a Lombard was certainly non-trivial, getting one of an aluminum powerbook required spelunking gear and rappell lines. Don't even get me started on the iBooks, we could be here all day.
Not so, the new MacBook. Check out the video from Macworld.com:
With levers to make sure RAM comes out properly, and an easy-to-remove S-ATA drive, I'm going to come right out and say that the MacBook is a piece of engineering that has been sorely lacking from the Mac world for quite some time.
Thanks, Apple, for giving us real choices this time around.
|Very cool video!|
|Thanks, MacDev, and MacWorld!! Great video, and exactly what the new MacBooks needed. I almost always at some point need to replace the hard drive in my PowerBooks/iBooks. Now, at last... it's easier than my old Pismo!|
Did you mean to say that getting a hard drive out of a pismo or a lombard was trivial? Because I can't see the non-triviality in flipping the keyboard, removing the heat shield and getting out the hard drive.
|That was truely beautiful...|
I wonder whether Apple did this on purpose to empower its customers to replace the parts by themselves, like it was with the iMacs G5?
It is not as simple as it looks unfortunately :(
I was very excited after I got my 2GB RAM in mail but I could'nt remove the second (middle) screw out while the other 2 posed no issues. Problems,problems,problems :(
|thank you so much, with your instructional videos, my brother was able to replace my hard drive, so that i didn't have to py mega bucks to have it fixed. you are awesome!!|