A slow computer doesn’t mean you need a new one. We’ve done all the compatibility research to set you up with the right parts, tools, and information necessary to breathe new life into Macs up to twelve years old. So go ahead, open all the tabs, say goodbye to the dreaded beach ball, and run those beefy programs with ease. Save your Mac. Upgrade your RAM.
Today, we’re excited to launch two new driver kits—the Manta Driver Kit and the Mahi Driver Kit. Their aquatic names are a nod to iFixit’s Central Coast roots, and both kits were engineered from the ground up right here in San Luis Obispo, California.
If you have a Mac laptop, replacing the battery yourself is easier and faster than you think. Not all batteries are created equal; every battery can handle a specific number of charge cycles before it’s performance starts to suffer. That makes knowing when exactly to replace your battery unclear. While there’s no hard and fast rule to tell you when to replace your battery, there are some clear signs you can look out for.
HP has been a reliable supporter of repair, and the EliteBook 800 G5 is no exception. If you think we get tired of perfect 10/10 laptops, you’d be wrong. This EliteBook grants us a glimpse at the repairable future we’ve been fighting for.
Manufacturers are pushing the envelope to smarten up our products—whether those products need to be smart or not. Just because we can connect things to the Internet doesn’t mean we should. After visiting CES, it taught me that I don’t enjoy shouting at my appliances by a first name: “Alexa, brew my coffee,” “Alexa, buy me detergent,” “Alexa, bake the salmon.” It makes me feel like a lazy overlord—and I’m still not convinced of its wider usefulness. All the same, CES featured just that, and tons of other Alexa-powered products.