There is no way to tell if you have opened up the device or not, since there is no warranty label or anything restricting you from opening it.
You can change the SSD, swap out speakers and battery and even replace your display for a touch screen and supposedly it will be still under warranty.
Well, if you show them that you have “modified it” by missing a few screws or showing signs of wear on the screws … well, THAT I can’t help you.
Dell’s pretty good on this side. I had never need to go to the repair shop. Once.
I’m surprised they had it on the L322X. I remembered there having a obstructive circuit board beneath the hinge cover …
I will maybe try with my XPS L321X …
That plastic part is EXTREMELY tough on mine. It was the old “U” on the XPS 9360 but it definitely feel more than just double-sided tape. I’m feeling some incredibly strong clippage and haven’t been able to figure out hot to open it up.
Definitely don’t feel like something that’s going apart in 2 years (the display hinge protector weakens on the old XPS under 2 years, when you can easily open it up without opening the back cover)
They COULD do better, but why would they?
Apple is the only company with their own wireless (no blame for delivering Airdrop), apple-branded SSD (what the heck), T2 “security chip”.
That have nothing to do with “Pro”. That said, “Pro” users most likely will modify their hardware to suit their needs (or swap out broken stuff to make it live longer) but as far as I know this is against Apple’s intentions.
Hey, they still use screws.
Eek. I can smell what they are planning on doing, and not in a good way.
But how cool is a lid-angle measuring device? Pretty cool if you ask me…
If you think a magnetic closing lid is to disrupt microphones, think again. Most lids now more or less have magnetic-assisted closing motion, anyway.
Woah. Modular SSD on Surface? Sounds like a go-to.
To be honest the case deserve a score more than 0. The case along should get a score like 4.
The two pods, well … those get scores of 0.
Or, have a standard port for a standard size mSATA SSD or a shortened m.2 drive. Or a mSATA WLAN card.
Where’s the antenna or the WLAN card here? no?
But at the very, very, least you have a modular SSD and swappable keyboard and touchpad and screen. These are stuff most users are going to worry about.
This fan look strikingly familiar to the one they used in that old XPS L321X …with next-to-identical connectors.
I will try once I got my other XPS to play around with them …
If you don’t have rotary tools, a hacksaw still always works.
Oh yeah! These are perfect for removing those extremely annoying security screws or others.
Rather than the super glue (which is essentially plastic) I recommend metal (soldering)
Yeah. With a few bits of solder (and a soldering iron + a iron fork) you can extract 99% of the screws (no one makes aluminum screws)
that’s a good one. I will note that.