Cracking Open: Most annoying teardowns of 2013
From smartphones and tablets to our first wearable item, we’ve cracked open a lot of tech this year. And as we do at the end of each year, it’s time to take a look back — this time with a twist. During this special episode of Cracking Open, I’m counting down my top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.
5. 2013 MacBook Air. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great laptop. I use one on a daily basis.The No. 5 spot on our list goes to Apple’s
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But its special pentalobe screws make the case difficult to open, and even once you’re inside there’s really not much you can do. Most of the components are soldered to the motherboard.
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