Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Motorola Xoom doesn't have user replaceable battery either

Barry Fitzgerald wrote:

Any company that can't design a product that allows easy access to the battery (ala not taking it apart) is seriously lacking in the design department.

I guess that applies to the Motorola Xoom, too. No user replaceable battery either. You have to take it apart:

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motorola-Xoom-Teardown/4989/1

Of course some might say it's a cash cow to get users to send their Apple stuff back at a cost for replacement batteries.

For $99, you get your iPad replaced.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/13/dead-ipad-battery-never-mind-replacing-it-apple-just-sends-ano/

Most laptop replacement batteries alone will cost about that much anyways! At least that much! For example, a replacement battery for a 10" Dell Inspiron Mini netbook costs $149!

I won't touch Apple products because of this.

Sounds like a good deal to me.

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