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    News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    We might not need Steve Jobs to make an announcement if details keep slipping out at this rate.
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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    upgrading the HDD, thats fantastic news!

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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    Battery is removable in the current Macbook pro (I took my GFs out the other day) but admit being able to get at the hard drive to upgrade easily is a real bonus

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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    It was then, I Steve Jobs, INVENTED the removable hard drive, just a few decades after seeing it in all the other laptops that any company in their right mind would buy.
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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    Edit - Ignore me, I got confused by the mention of Macbook in the thread and article titles but Macbook Pro in the article itself.
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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    Hang on, so you pull that little lever thingy and the WHOLE front part of the mac comes off?!
    I hope they are faked as yes its great to have removeable battery and hard drive but that is the worst idea and design I have ever seen!
    For most people who need to swap the battery (NOT COUNTING THE DEAD ONES!!!), it's beacuse they are on the road, need more power n theyve got a spare in the bag, so its a quick 2mins to swap them over. But if thats got the hard drive in as well then surely that means u need to image and copy the drive everytime?!
    I hope to god I'm missing something here and that is only the battery with the hard drive still in the 'main' bulk of the chassis just at the side and easy to get to. But even so, I do not like that design at all, how many ppl will drop their macs and itll completely smash the casing off around the connectors?
    If I've completely missed the design here please put me right (No need to be nasty about it though!) as I really cannot see how they would allow a design like that!
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    Re: News - Leaked MacBook images hint at removable battery and hard drive

    I doubt mac would make things THAT difficult for people, its more likely the battery and hard drive can be removed from that section of the casing. Now that you mention it though, it could be that only a professional can get the damned case thing open to actually change the hard drive... now that would be a serious bummer

    I actually went to the mac shop today and asked about it, everyone in the shop said the exact same memorised line 'mac have not announced any new mac products'

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