Last year I got a new 27″ iMac, took it out of the box, and it immediately started squealing. One of the fans deep inside the all-in-one was defective; the computer was a lemon. I couldn’t open it to access the defective part (which likely just needed a bit of lubricant), so I had to lug the 49-pound monster to the Apple store for a replacement (3 months after knee surgery, no less). Well it looks like the Z1 workstation by HP is addressing this concern. From Core77:
With so many things intentionally built so you cannot easily open them up and monkey with the innards, it’s refreshing to see the design of HP’s new Z1 workstation: The machine easily flips into a horizontal position for servicing, and the screen pops up as easy as a car hood. Even better, it’s been designed for completely tool-less adjustments—you can swap everything in and out with your bare fingers, so you don’t need one of those micro screwdriver sets with bits shaped like all of the individual Lucky Charms.
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