I have a MacBook Pro (2008). It is a secondary computer I rarely use, so it was easy to last that long with it.
Such a long lasting service turned me into an adept of Apple quality. I am looking forward to buy a new one except... nowadays the battery is harder to remove.
My concern is not "a replaceable battery", it is more of "a removable battery". As soon as the battery dies, I would like to keep using the laptop with a power cord. However I've seen all my batteries swelling and/or getting extremely hot. I might be paranoid, but in those cases I just wanted to remove the battery and keep using a good enough laptop.
Is this possible with new MacBooks? Can they work without a battery attached? Or can their batteries be ignored once they expire?