Planned laptop obsolescence?
October 6, 2011 10:01 AM Subscribe
I am really wary about buying a laptop with a non-user-replaceable battery. Opinions on this? How painful/possible is it to get such batteries replaced when they fail?
posted by madmethods to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't get this whole concept of having a non-user-replaceable battery in a laptop. Or in anything like that, really (kindle, ipad, smartphone, ...). I've always had the impression that the useful life of these sorts of rechargeable batteries is a year or two. Am I just supposed to throw the whole thing on the trash heap at that point? That's sick! So how long do these batteries really last, and what are we supposed to do when they fail?