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crisito
Sep 20, 2012, 04:17 PM
My MBPr has got a few chips out of the aluminium already. But I had a MacBook Air previously for over 2 years and it never got any chips or scratches at all. I haven't used the MBPr any differently.

So I was wondering that maybe the material used in the MBPr, or perhaps in all new MacBooks, is weaker or softer than previously used. When I felt the material of an older MacBook Air, it feels slightly more textured, whereas my MBPr feels smoother.

Any thoughts?



stchman
Sep 20, 2012, 05:13 PM
Chips in aluminum? Aluminum can scratch, dent, get gouged and dinged, but I did not think aluminum could chip. I thought aluminum to be too soft to chip.

Do you have any pics?

crisito
Sep 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
Chips in aluminum? Aluminum can scratch, dent, get gouged and dinged, but I did not think aluminum could chip. I thought aluminum to be too soft to chip.

Do you have any pics?

I guess they are dents, rather than chips.

Dark Void
Sep 20, 2012, 06:17 PM
A chip would mean a section of it has fallen off, a dent means the material has shifted its shape or gone inward.

xxcysxx
Sep 21, 2012, 09:38 PM
does it look like anything like the these?
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1121679