UltraBook opening showed or make your life easier
Even though I use an ultrabook for several months, I saw it from inside only recently.
(Yes, you understood correctly. This is the XXI century, and a remote access is available for both the ultrabook and an ordinary computer).
Thereafter, I was not interested in the technical specifications of ultrabook, but I wondered about its physical parameters, and they did not disappoint me. Ultrabook was really slim. It could be even hidden under a sheet of paper.
Its weight has exceeded all expectations. Yes, the ultrabook is light, but it is not ultra light. My Asus Zenbook UX31E (as well as other models, including the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s and Dell XPS 13) weights 2.8 puonds.
To be more precise it weighed before. We were able to reduce its weight by almost 1.1 pounds!
In general, it is interesting what gives an additional weight to the ultrabook. It is not the processor for sure, because it is quite light (by the way, I note that the processors’ specifications indicate their sizes, but not weight). So what is that? Motherboard? Battery? The screen with the case? Let's take a look at that.
Today, using a screwdriver, we took apart Asus Zenbook UX31E:
There were inside:
CPU with a cooler, ssd, a large battery and small speakers:
The main surprise is the inner side of the lower casing cover. It turned out that the four metal plates were glued to it, and they were easily detachable from the casing with a knife.
Let’s unscrew the battery.
We find beneath the familiar plastic plate:
We take it out gently, hooking with a screwdriver (in its place is a red spot) and close the battery:
Then we put ultrabook back, as it was before, only now it has less weight, in fact we pulled out of it five metal plates!
An electronic scale shows that the weight of the unnecessary parts is about 1.1 pounds, which we pulled out.
It's pretty much for those who always carry ultrabook with them.
Why are these things? Of course, right away here appears a desire to blame the ultrabook manufacturers in dishonest, though clever marketing move. I think in the next generation of their products, they would remove the unnecessary parts and triumphantly announce that ultrabooks have less weight!
But let’s wait with the accusations. In fact, there is the purpose for these parts. It turns out that many users of trial group, who tested those trial ultrabook models, complained that when they were working outside, the wind simply blew away their devices. To solve this problem they added extra weight in the design.
But if you do not plan to use your ultrabooks often outside, I think it is good idea to get rid of the actual weight and make your life easier.
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