We just confirmed with Apple that swapping out the 17" MacBook Pro's non-removable battery will cost $179. Fortunately, says Apple, the swap might not be needed for a long time:
The new 17" MacBook Pro with a unibody construction and an integrated battery feels thinner than the previous version and really looks beautiful. Check out our gallery to see for yourself.
Phil Torrone at Make just did some laser etching experiments on an iPhone, discovering that the optimal settings for a 35W Epilog laser is "40% power, 100% speed with a 600dpi vector art image (AI) works great for laser etching an iPhone." The back goes white when zapped because the material is not aluminum, but a…