Bring Back the Replaceable Laptop Battery

Found on Slashdot on Monday, 11 November 2019
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Whether mainstream or obscure manufacturer, the fact that pretty much all of them are made in the same area denote a similar approach to soldering batteries in.

This leads to one conclusion, planned obsolescence.If you want your laptop to still be mobile when the battery fizzles out, forget about it. Buy new instead. Pick your manufacturer, even those famed for building 'tank' laptops that last forever, all you need is a fresh battery, upgrade the RAM, and a new HD or SSD and away you go.

Economy experts widely agree that the global markets are not growing anymore as they should in their opinion, so one could assume that steps like these are a way to enforce consumerism so this business model stays somewhat alive.