New Features And Easier Repairability For 2020 MacBook Air
2020 MacBook Air – Ever since the release of the newer generation apple products, one thing remained consistent, a lack of repair options.
This caused end-users to pay hundreds of dollars for repairs that in actuality, would cause merely a fraction of the price. As such, Apple designed the latest MacBook Air for easier access and repairability.
Apple’s thinnest laptop was opened up by the folks at iFixit and revealed some important updates with its design. Furthermore, the laptop sported a new keyboard – the Magic Keyboard.
The new keyboard features the scissor-switch keys. According to an article from Cult Of Mac, iFixit found that the new keys don’t require a silicone barrier to keep dust out.
Previously, the butterfly keyboards were designed to enable MacBooks to be thinner. But, when switching to old scissor switches, the thickness only adds 0.5 mm to the thickness of the laptop.
Aside from this, the new MacBook air also had a few upgrades under the hood. Among the new changes was a larger heatsink over the processor for more efficient cooling.
Along with this, speakers are now secured using screws instead of glues. Moreover, there’s a new cable management scheme between the logic board and trackpad.
This leads to the trackpad being easier to remove when the back cover is opened. In addition, the logic board stays in place and speeds up the process of removing the battery.
However, there are still some major concerns with the new MacBook Air. As per the article, the keyboard was still integrated into the top case.
This forces users to do a complete teardown if they want to attempt repairing the laptop. In terms of upgrades, you’re also going to be out of luck as the SSD and RAM were still soldered into the logic board.
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