Monday, October 25, 2010

iFixit MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Six Batteries!

iFixIt has posted their teardown of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air revealing six batteries.

● The power button is now integrated into the keyboard, instead of it being part of the upper case.
● The inside of the MacBook Air is dominated by six individual lithium-polymer cells making up the 35 Wh battery.
● The SSD unit appears to be assembled by Toshiba and is model number THNSNC064GMDJ.
● The new MacBook Air uses the same Broadcom Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip as the current lineup of MacBook Pros. The model number is BCM943224PCIEBT2.
● Cirrus Audio 4206ACNZ audio controller.
● Like all previous MacBook Airs, the RAM is soldered to the logic board and is not upgradable.

MacBook Air 11" Model A1370 Repairability: 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
● Once you manage to take off the bottom cover, all the parts are pretty easily replaceable.
● Opening the bottom cover is quite difficult if you don't have the right screwdriver. It's clear that Apple didn't want people to open their machine.
● All the components -- including RAM and hard drive -- are proprietary, meaning that no off-the-shelf parts will work in it without serious rigging.

*thanks iclarified*

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