In the name of balanced reporting - MS Surface 2 twice as hard to repair as iPad Air

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    more bullshit. the headline is pure link-bait:
    iPad Air strips off in racy pics for wide-eyed geeks, reveals 'worst
    batt ever'

    that 'worst batt ever' is giving users much *better* battery life than
    on previous ipads.

    <http://allthingsd.com/20131029/speed-and-power-packed-into-a-thin-ipad-
    air/>
    In my tests, the iPad Air far exceeded Apple¹s claim of 10 hours of
    battery life. For more than 12 hours, it played high-definition
    videos, nonstop, with the screen at 75 percent brightness, with Wi-Fi
    on and emails pouring in. That¹s the best battery life I¹ve ever
    recorded for any tablet.
    ....
    The battery performance of the iPad Air simply blew me away. In my
    tough tablet battery test, where I disable automatic screen dimming
    and other power-saving features, and combine video playback from the
    device¹s memory with leaving Wi-Fi on and email working at normal
    settings, the iPad has almost always met its claims and beat
    competitors by a wide margin.

    bring on more of these horrible batteries.
     
    Guest, Nov 1, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    One of your frequent whines is that reviews that criticize Apple
    products do not mention similar problems in competitive brands.

    This article should cause you to wet your pants with joy!

    It starts out:

    "Teardown According to the teardown fanatics at iFixit, Apple's new
    iPad Air is twice as easy to repair as Microsoft's equally new Surface
    2 – which received an as-low-as-you-can-go repairability rating of 1
    out of a possible 10.

    Actually, it would be more accurate to say that the iPad Air is only
    one small step away from being as fiendishly difficult to repair as
    the Surface 2."

    One of your other frequent whines is that "you didn't mention that".

    Why didn't you mention this "fair and balanced" aspect?
     
    Tony Cooper, Nov 1, 2013
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    RichA Guest

    Every piece of electronic equipment I've torn apart (and that's a lot) that had foam in it, the foam rotted. There is possibly nothing more destructing as rotting foam, it becomes incredibly sticky, and must be removed with contact cleaners or the like.
     
    RichA, Nov 1, 2013
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    the article is not fair and balanced, which is to be expected.

    the headline is pure link-bait, saying the battery is the worst ever.

    what they neglected to mention is the ipad air provides the *best* ever
    runtimes for any tablet, much better than previous ipads.

    that is a very unusual meaning of worst.

    nobody gives a flying **** about the insides in normal day to day use.
    what matters is does it do the tasks they need to do.

    normal people buy things to use and do work with it, not take it apart,
    and they like when something is not heavy or bulky.

    one of the complaints about the previous ipads was the weight. it was
    too heavy to hold with one hand. apple addressed that by shaving off a
    significant amount of weight and *increased* the runtime of the ipad to
    boot.

    the weight is now closer to the ipad mini's weight than it is to the
    previous ipad's weight. that's impressive, and something the bashers
    completely ignore.

    and if it does actually need repair, you bring it to an apple store or
    other repair shop and it gets fixed. it's not a big deal. ipads are
    very reliable and the chance it will need to be fixed is very low.
     
    Guest, Nov 1, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Nov 1, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Ah, so we add "aspect" to the list of words you don't understand.
     
    Tony Cooper, Nov 1, 2013
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