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Dell’s recently unveiled Adamo laptop emulates Apple’s MacBook Air in more than just looks. It’s been revealed that the PC giant's latest laptop doesn’t feature a user-removable battery either. Adamo_04 Dell's Adamo: users, you can't change the batter This means that, should buyers have a fault with their Adamo battery, the …

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Non user replacable consumable?

If the user can no longer replace the battery then surely this should be covered by the warranty on the machine and not just the 6-12 month battery warranty that OEMs give you as a token gesture.

Can the battery still be classed as a consumable?

Does an extended warranty now cover the battery as well?

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IT Angle

MacBoon AIr Battery

How hard could it be to swap a MacBook Air battery? I dunno. Let's see - 10 small screws to open the back cover; and 9 small screws to remove the battery from the chassis. Boy, that sounds difficult! <sarcasm>

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Anonymous Coward

Sorted

One way round this battery problem and its a good one DO NOT BUY THE LAPTOP IN THE FIRST PLACE.

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You'da thunk...

That Dell might have learnt something from the reaction to the battery lock-in on the Macs with them and figure out that this might not be a "good thing"... especially as Dell don't have the religious cult behind the Second Coming of Jobs...

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Happy

Ever heard of Dell next business day onsite repair?

Having recently changed my Dell XPS with a macbook the only thing I am missing is exactly this: The much better, faster and cheaper support that Dell offers. No need to find a store: Whenever I have had a problem with my Dell laptops, they have been repaired onsite and that is included in the standard 3-year next business day service option. I wish Apple had something similar.

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