Dell unveils a computer that repairs itself at lightning speed
It is not always easy to upgrade your devices, but most major brands are making more and more efforts in this area.
Do you remember smartphones and modular connected watches? The principle will ultimately never have been successful, but could soon return to the front of the stage with the American manufacturer Dell. The latter had indeed unveiled Luna last June, whose name has nothing to do with Amazon's streaming video game service, whose success is struggling to manifest itself. But the concept is relatively simple: allow you to access the various components of your laptop in two steps, three movements. To replace them in the event of a breakdown.
Today, we learn that the -functional- prototype is getting a new generation. The value proposition remains the same, but the manufacturer has improved a few technical features. Cables and adhesive have been removedof assembly, even though these are precisely solutions that seriously slow down deboning in general. The regular teardowns by our colleagues at iFixit prove it. We can only hope that the idea will make its way to the ears of Apple, which, despite being among the first sellers of computers laptops on the planet, continues to stick everything that comes to hand.
The end of the screws is announced (or not…)
With this, Dell offers thanks to the Luna concept not to block any part with screws, in any case with regard to the hardware that users can modify. Because no, not everything is 100% accessible yet, but key components such as the battery or the motherboard are. Remember that the battery can be damaged quite quickly, especially if it is not managed correctly on a daily basis.
Still for the equipment to be dismantled, we find in morethe trackpad, the keyboard, the speakers (of which there are two) and the fan. Again, a real advantage when you know that the latter collects dust without regular proper cleaning. In total, it only takes about sixty seconds to flatten the Luna.
Legislators in the line of fire
With this novelty, Dell could arouse the curiosity of European regulators . These are indeed more and more finicky when it comes to the lifespan of our electronic devices. So much so that several brands are trying to get up to speed before any sanctions are imposed.
Here again, the example of Apple is quite eloquent. The firm has just launched its shop to buy components and repair your iPhone yourself. The problem? The operation is expensive and requires skills that are clearly not available to everyone.