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DMauler
Oct 1, 2011, 06:03 AM
Okay this question is a little stupid but i can't help but to ask: Can the MBA 11" be dented easily if someone were to drop a 1KG book (Not a mac btw) onto its corner at 1/2 inch? A friend of mine did it to my MBA and I'm still a little paranoid about it though no visible damage at all.

I appreciate your inputs!



miles01110
Oct 1, 2011, 06:04 AM
Yes.

mrwonkers
Oct 1, 2011, 08:44 AM
Nice friend, maybe you should return the favour only using his/her head as the target. Just curious as to why you would allow someone to do something so utterly moronic to your property?

Is it just me or does this sound like a tale from the twilight zone?

kulimer
Oct 2, 2011, 12:31 AM
Okay this question is a little stupid but i can't help but to ask: Can the MBA 11" be dented easily if someone were to drop a 1KG book (Not a mac btw) onto its corner at 1/2 inch? A friend of mine did it to my MBA and I'm still a little paranoid about it though no visible damage at all.

Your friend already dropped it, but you are asking if there is dent?

MacBook Air is pretty sharp, it cuts oranges, left couple of marks on my wrist too. So, I am sure your MBA went and put some self-defense into use.

btw, I think dropping 1KG book different than 1KG concrete, the point of contact will be damage in the concrete case.

rhinosrcool
Oct 2, 2011, 05:15 AM
No more than a KG, though. And, the 1/2" is cutting it close...;)

fade-
Oct 2, 2011, 07:55 PM
Okay this question is a little stupid but i can't help but to ask: Can the MBA 11" be dented easily if someone were to drop a 1KG book (Not a mac btw) onto its corner at 1/2 inch? A friend of mine did it to my MBA and I'm still a little paranoid about it though no visible damage at all.

I appreciate your inputs!

dude, you said that you checked it and see no visible damage. And here you are asking us if there will be a dent? I don't get it, are you asking us if your eyesight is good or something?

Sean Dempsey
Oct 2, 2011, 08:36 PM
you realize that the 11" air is stronger, right? Since all the levers are shorter. physics.

kulimer
Oct 3, 2011, 12:23 PM
you realize that the 11" air is stronger, right? Since all the levers are shorter. physics.

that's true, but don't they use less material. It's like a truck vs a car.

Risasi
Oct 3, 2011, 01:07 PM
Define "1KG book".

Netbook? Notebook computer? A hardwood copy of the Necronomicon? A softback copy of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice?

orfeas0
Oct 3, 2011, 03:58 PM
Nice friend, maybe you should return the favour only using his/her head as the target. Just curious as to why you would allow someone to do something so utterly moronic to your property?

Is it just me or does this sound like a tale from the twilight zone?

Accidents happen, get over it. What if your mom crashed her car into yours? Will you hate her forever? Or maybe punch her in the face? It's not like he intentionally threw the book on the MBA to see if it can handle it...

Tomorrow
Oct 3, 2011, 04:02 PM
It's a metallic computer. It should be fine as long as you don't try to chock your truck's wheels with it.

weckart
Oct 3, 2011, 05:32 PM
Aluminium is a soft metal and is easily dented. You also need to remember that there is a glass screen in there that also cracks and shatters.

alecgold
Oct 3, 2011, 06:53 PM
A softback copy of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice?

That one does definitely do damage, what a long winding, boring story. And the movie was even more Ǯ@

kulimer
Oct 3, 2011, 08:09 PM
the question should be how sharp is the MBA, how much damage can it do? I shoved it into my books today by accident, it literally cut off the front cover. omg.

LordVic
Oct 4, 2011, 09:00 AM
for robustness? dropped mine for the the first time the other day
landed corner first on my foot
laptops ok

my foot has a noticable pain to it today, and there's a good red line where the edge impacted.

11" MBA=1
Foot = 0