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Does MacBook Air have a removable battery?

Message #1 - Posted 2008/02/13 - mgrahm@trib.com

Hi all

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

Thanks

Message #2 - Posted 2008/02/13 - Richard Maine

mgrahm@trib.com <mgrahm@trib.com> wrote:
[the same question he asked and got answered 23 hours before, which could easily have been answered by a google search in the first place]

Just in case the answer changed in the last 23 hours, I suppose. :-)

Richard Maine | Good judgement comes from experience; email: last name at domain . net | experience comes from bad judgement. domain: summertriangle | -- Mark Twain

Message #3 - Posted 2008/02/13 - Steve Hix

Previously, "mgrahm@trib.com wrote:

Hi all

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

It does.

You need to remove 10 #0 phillips screws to get it out and replace with the new battery, but it's (technically) removable, not being soldered in place.

Message #4 - Posted 2008/02/14 - nospamatall

mgrahm@trib.com wrote:

Hi all

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

Thanks

Still the same answer. If it's a big issue for you, then it's probably not a good choice.

Andy

Message #5 - Posted 2008/02/13 - Jim Redelfs

Previously, Richard Maine wrote:

Just in case the answer changed in the last 23 hours, I suppose. :-)

As a Google Groups user (not a hard guess, in any case), he was probably unable to FIND the spate of answers already provided.

In defiance of the Forever September crowd, I am NOT killfiling Google Groups - yet. It's getting close, though.

...and we thought WebTVers were clueless.

<sigh>
JR

Message #6 - Posted 2008/02/13 - Jolly Roger

Previously, "mgrahm@trib.com wrote:

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

Is something preventing you from doing a Google search for "MacBook Air Replaceable Battery"?

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Message #7 - Posted 2008/02/13 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Jim Redelfs wrote:

Previously, Richard Maine wrote:

Just in case the answer changed in the last 23 hours, I suppose. :-)

As a Google Groups user (not a hard guess, in any case), he was probably unable to FIND the spate of answers already provided.

In defiance of the Forever September crowd, I am NOT killfiling Google Groups - yet. It's getting close, though.

Same here. At present, Google Groups posts get a -10 score and are highlighted a gray color to give them less visual weight. I may change that filter to a kill filter eventually.

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Message #8 - Posted 2008/02/14 - BreadWithSpam

"mgrahm@trib.com" <mgrahm@trib.com> writes:

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

So you're going to repost this question daily?

Granted, Apple could make it more obvious on their site.
(I just checked - it's not noted in the tech specs or design page or even their more general notebook batteries pages. Apple deserves some shit for not making this obvious, though one can easily see why they'd not want to point out what most of us seem to think of as a shortcoming).

Anyway, use Google. Here, I'll help you:
<http://www.google.com/search?q=macbook+air+removable+batteries>

Plain Bread alone for e-mail, thanks. The rest gets trashed. No HTML in E-Mail! -- http://www.expita.com/nomime.html Are you posting responses that are easy for others to follow? http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/2000/06/14/quoting

Message #9 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Richard Maine

<BreadWithSpam wrote:

"mgrahm@trib.com" <mgrahm@trib.com> writes:

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

So you're going to repost this question daily?

Granted, Apple could make it more obvious on their site.
(I just checked - it's not noted in the tech specs or design page or even their more general notebook batteries pages. Apple deserves some shit for not making this obvious, though one can easily see why they'd not want to point out what most of us seem to think of as a shortcoming).

It is sort of on the tech specs page, but I'll agree that the wording there is far from obvious even once you find it. I suspect that the term "integrated...battery" used on the tech specs page is suposed to be a synonym for non-removeable, but carefully phrased in a way to sound positive instead of negative. This is non-obvious enough that I wouldn't chide anyone for missing it, but I think that's what it means.

Richard Maine | Good judgement comes from experience; email: last name at domain . net | experience comes from bad judgement. domain: summertriangle | -- Mark Twain

Message #10 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Steven Fisher

billy@MIX.COM wrote:

Steven Fisher <sdfisher@spamcop.net> writes:

You know, if Google newsreader had decent filtering and didn't have this reputation, I'd probably use it for reading news. Sure, it ain't great, but being in sync across computers is worth a lot.

Google isn't the only place which can do that. Get a shell account somewhere.

Got plenty of those, but the idea of reading news in a Terminal window leaves me pretty much cold. :)

Message #11 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Ian Gregory

On 2008-02-14, Steven Fisher wrote:

billy@MIX.COM wrote:

Steven Fisher <sdfisher@spamcop.net> writes:

You know, if Google newsreader had decent filtering and didn't have this reputation, I'd probably use it for reading news. Sure, it ain't great, but being in sync across computers is worth a lot.

Google isn't the only place which can do that. Get a shell account somewhere.

Got plenty of those, but the idea of reading news in a Terminal window leaves me pretty much cold. :)

The idea of reading news in anything other than a terminal window leaves *me* cold - and I don't even read in a shell account, I run a command line usenet client locally on my iMac.

Ian

Message #12 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Matthew T. Russotto

Previously, mgrahm@trib.com wrote:

Hi all

Just posting to see if anyone can confirm it the new MacBook Air comes with a removable battery?

No. There is in fact no separate battery; rather, the battery materials are distributed throughout the motherboard and case making them an integral part of the machine. This new Holographic Battery Technology (TM) as Apple puts it is part of what allows the MBA to be as thin and light as it is.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but certain accounting practices can result in a fully-depreciated one.

Message #13 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Michelle Steiner

Previously, Matthew T. Russotto wrote:

No. There is in fact no separate battery; rather, the battery materials are distributed throughout the motherboard and case making them an integral part of the machine. This new Holographic Battery Technology (TM) as Apple puts it is part of what allows the MBA to be as thin and light as it is.

Is today April First?

Support the troops: Bring them home ASAP.

Message #14 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Steven Fisher

On 2008-02-14 13:41:20 -0800, Matthew T. Russotto said:

No. There is in fact no separate battery; rather, the battery materials are distributed throughout the motherboard and case making them an integral part of the machine. This new Holographic Battery Technology (TM) as Apple puts it is part of what allows the MBA to be as thin and light as it is.

What's really cool about this technology is that you can take away a small part of the case (or "battery", if you prefer) and it will still work, albeit with less capacity. Likewise, you can weld two MacBook Airs together and increase the capacity -- assuming only one of them is running, of course.

Isn't technology great?

Message #15 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Ian Gregory wrote:

On 2008-02-14, Steven Fisher wrote:

billy@MIX.COM wrote:

Steven Fisher <sdfisher@spamcop.net> writes:

You know, if Google newsreader had decent filtering and didn't have this reputation, I'd probably use it for reading news. Sure, it ain't great, but being in sync across computers is worth a lot.

Google isn't the only place which can do that. Get a shell account somewhere.

Got plenty of those, but the idea of reading news in a Terminal window leaves me pretty much cold. :)

The idea of reading news in anything other than a terminal window leaves *me* cold - and I don't even read in a shell account, I run a command line usenet client locally on my iMac.

Which one?

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JR

Message #16 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, Ian Gregory wrote:

On 2008-02-14, Steven Fisher wrote:

billy@MIX.COM wrote:

Steven Fisher <sdfisher@spamcop.net> writes:

You know, if Google newsreader had decent filtering and didn't have this reputation, I'd probably use it for reading news. Sure, it ain't great, but being in sync across computers is worth a lot.

Google isn't the only place which can do that. Get a shell account somewhere.

Got plenty of those, but the idea of reading news in a Terminal window leaves me pretty much cold. :)

The idea of reading news in anything other than a terminal window leaves *me* cold - and I don't even read in a shell account, I run a command line usenet client locally on my iMac.

Which one?

Ok that was an off-the-hip question with an oh-so-obvious answer. : ) Don't bother replying. Sorry.

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JR

Message #17 - Posted 2008/02/14 - Matthew T. Russotto

Previously, Michelle Steiner wrote:

Previously, Matthew T. Russotto wrote:

No. There is in fact no separate battery; rather, the battery materials are distributed throughout the motherboard and case making them an integral part of the machine. This new Holographic Battery Technology (TM) as Apple puts it is part of what allows the MBA to be as thin and light as it is.

Is today April First?

No, but it was too good an opportunity to pass up. By April it would be stale anyway.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but certain accounting practices can result in a fully-depreciated one.

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