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DISASSEMBLED: Apple's Polycarbonate MacBook

Oh dear, it hasn't even been on the shelves a full day and already someone has gone and torn apart the new polycarbonate, unibody MacBook. Is nothing sacred? Nope.

The folks at iFixit have disassembled the latest iteration of Apple's MacBook and shared all the little bits and pieces they learned along the way. For example, despite being all locked up with no way out, the new battery is actually lighter than the old one. And did you know that new battery is just five more watt-hours than the older model, yet it adds two hours of run time? Interesting, no?

So, feast your eyes on the pictures below and head on over to iFixit for the full gallery and a step by step on how you can rip your own new toy apart. Of course, it's all in the name of curiosity, an avid interest in 'what makes it go?' and whatever else you need to tell yourself before going to town on your new notebook. It's only a thousand bucks, after all. 

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  • Miharu
    It's black inside! WOW...
    Apple have a black heart like any others PCS!!!
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  • cookoy
    Ahhh, the joy of being rich. Look at the toys they can play with. Me, I can't even afford a crappy netbook.
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  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I want the same article for excalibur1814.
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  • ekidhardt
    If you can't afford a netbook, you need a job.
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  • ssalim
    Having unable to afford a netbook does not mean the person needs a job. It means there are other priorities such that at the end of the day there is not enough money for a luxury such as a netbook.
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  • deadlockedworld
    excalibur1814ZzzZzzzzzzzZzzzWe want the same articles for Toshiba, Acer, Sony etc
    Tom's is taking advantage of apple fanatics that do this to every product... who publishes good breakdowns for PCs? Also.. would it be interesting? Apple uses custom parts.. most pc makers are modular.

    While it wouldnt be cost effective to do all models-- it would be interesting to see a few of the premiere lightweight models broken down. Adamo, etc.
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  • bydesign
    When are the bonehead running this site going to realize that their readers don't give a shit about Macs? Really Tom's you fired everyone competent and replaced them with itard hacks.
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  • JMcEntegart
    bydesignWhen are the bonehead running this site going to realize that their readers don't give a shit about Macs? Really Tom's you fired everyone competent and replaced them with itard hacks.
    Cheers.
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  • Drag0nR1der
    Actually I care about hardware, Mac or PC, the fact that I can do very little with Mac hardware is the only reason I'm not interested in it. I am also amused to see that of all the Mac articles on this site recently, when it comes to one where some kind of proper techie, hands on job needs to be done, Marcus Yam is nowhere to be seen... like a true Mac user ;)
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  • zubai
    Windows 7 is coming out, and suddenly Tom's is piling up on Apple stuff.
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