New MacBook Air Gets Torn Down – Upgrading is off the Table

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domo

OSX is amazing. Windows is a poor man's OSX. Hope you enjoy your viruses DOOOOSH BAGS! Ballmer 4 life!

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Thursday

Security Torx have a hole in the middle. The post this creates on the screw prevents a flat head (or standard torx bit) from fitting in the screw.

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Thursday

I'm sure we can get some regular readers to foot the bill for one of this guys cocktail dresses if you think you can get Gordon to wear it...

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Spencer Taylor

There is no doubt that the new Air is work of art. However, with the amount of time and effort put into the design and battery, Apple cannot justify using a Core 2 Duo and 2GB of memory for a grand - before the Apple warranty! How could they not make this at least an i3? No Blu-ray? Forget it. Stupid at any price.

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Thursday

...completely closed system with absolutely zero upgradability.

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Bender2000

$1400 for the Sony VAIO X makes the Air look like a blue light special. The Sony has only a single core Atom! I guess you could upgrade it if you had any money left...

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armada439

Us "mechanically inclined" people already have complete torx sets

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carnivorousslushee23

I'd take an Asus 1215N over this any day.  They're $485 on Amazon, and have pretty comparable performance.  My brother's gotten 8 hours out of the battery at a time: word processing and web browsing with the screen at 50%.  Plus Ion and Optimus.  Win.

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Bender2000

How can you compare a netbook with an Atom CPU to any laptop? Core2 CPUs blow Atom out of the water, even the dual core Atom. That was true 2 years ago, and Atom hasn't done anything to change it. 

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NanoTech

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DURATOOL-BS-11T-/22-9795

11 piece set of five-point security bits for $15.99. I'm sure you could find them at any local hardware store as well. I wouldn't go as far as calling that a pain in the ass.  The real question is who in the right mind would spend $999.00 for an outdated 1.4GHz Processor and a lousy 2GB of RAM on a 11inch screen. I know it's designed for portability and all but still.

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YoshiHNS

Who would spend that kind of money on outdated hardware? Perhaps people who absolutely must have a super thin laptop with no immediate need for speed or storage. Probably had to mod that cpu so they could get some usable amount of the battery life. Heat would probably have been an issue as well.

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nsvander

Please like that is a security feature, its called a secure torx plus.  I have a complete set sitting in my tool box at work, they are not new, been around for almost 15+ years.  That would not stop me one bit.

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