Jason White wrote:
If the devices
support user-servicable batteries, than I concede
the point. IME tablets do not have that property.
Is there a legitimate reason why not or is it a case of planned
obsolescence (most undesirable from an environmental point of view
and costly to the purchasor over the long run).
At the very least it creates an industry for repair technicians who can
install new batteries for people who can't do it themselves.
My TF101 doesn't have screws or anything. AFAICT the mindset is "if
it develops any hardware fault, buy a whole new unit". ICBW; they
might be hidden under the glued-on feet, or maybe you can prise the
backing shell off. It doesn't look like it to me.
I'm not happy about it, but if I'm being honest, I change computer
every two years, and the old one sits in a cupboard until I throw it
out next time I move house. So realistically it's a non-issue for me.