Originally Posted by 01001010
Let's see you design something better.
Seriously, what the hell? I've had to fix the damned thing more times than I can count, including three times in the past week. It seems to always have something stupid wrong with it due to poor design. Since you probably think I'm just making this crap up because I hate apple for no reason whatsoever, I'll make a list of design/manufacturing flaws that there is simply no excuse for.
The power cable is made of extremely brittle wire, causing it to break quickly. I'm on my seecond AC adapter because of this, and this one I've had to cut down and re-solder three times so far.
The slot load drive is overcomplicated as hell, and thus is extremely prone to failure. My first and second drives both became misaligned and rattled the discs, and the third one just froze up thinking there is a disc inside when there isn't.
The solder used under the gpu comes desoldered over time. It happened to my friend's iBook too, and after googling, I discovered that it is extremely common.
The rubber flex section (no idea what to call it) at the very end of the power cord is much too small, and it rauses the wire to kink.
The power tip is ridiculous. I really can't describe it any other way. They used a three segment audio connection inside a metal jacket instead of something standard. It's a male connector too, so it's possible to get shocked with it (happened to me a time or two) but it also breaks easily. Ususally, they fall off when they break which isn't really a problem but it occasionally gets stuck in the computer like what happened to me.
As far as designing a better laptop, I don't have to. Any POS dell won't have these problems. I actually have a seven year old toshiba which hasn't given me one hardware issue since I bought it. The reason this happens to apple computers is because they like to change things as much as possible to differentiate from the competition. They come up with a lot of great things this way, but they really shouldn't be fixing what ain't broke.
sorry for typos, I typed this up on my phone because I am without a computer till I get home tomorrow.
EDIT: Say whatever you will, but there is absolutely no reason to argue this point any further. The point is that my computer broke and nothing your or I say will change that.