I have a small hunch that this week several American Computer companies will launch a smorgasbord of new products.
Just in case you are salivating and waiting to believe that purchases of said technology will lead you to the promised land of Engineering excellence, I shall remind you all [again] that
Asthetic Beauty DOES NOT EQUAL Good Engineering.
These days it is of course a tradeoff, and a non replaceable Lithium Ion battery stuck with adhesive to the inside of a portable computer might be slightly more space efficient than a socketed replaceable one.
So there are tradeoffs
But sometimes a company makes extra special efforts to make their products un-servicable. Let's say
- They use strange screws and connectors requiring specialist non standard tools
- They forget to publish a Maintenance Manual
As an example of Better Engineering Design I'd point you to the Lenovo Yoga 2 Ultrabook. Besides these technical specifications
Now if it only had 16GB of memory like my 4 year old HP Envy, (required for Virtualisation) then it would have been a buy.