View Full Version : Durability/Construction of MBP vs. TiBook

Mar 5, 2006, 02:31 PM
Howdy ya'll

I hadn't seen much in the way of commentary on the feel of the MBP as compared to the now old school and almost completely defunct Tibook. Is there anybody out there who can talk about the MBP construction quality as opposed to the somewhat flimsy and creaky TiBook? I've been using my Tibook for the past three years and just about the only real complaints that I've had were the imprints that the keyboard left on the screen and the fact that I feel like I have to baby the computer around everytime I carry it somewhere.

Thanks a bunch! Macs rule!

Mar 5, 2006, 05:29 PM
I'm not sure if this is helpful or not but,

Before buying a TiBook, I had an AlBook, which is essentially the same thing as a MBP. I can say that it is 100x more solid and fluid than my TiBook. The keyboard is not as spongy as the TiBooks, the hinges are far better, and the overall construction and feel is like day and night.

I too feel like I have to baby my TiBook. As of now, it only leaves its desktop setting maybe 1 time every two months. I'm leaving to live in a dorm in August, and I think that is where my precious TiBook may meet its demise.

Mar 5, 2006, 05:40 PM
The reason for the keyboard being less spongy is because it's not removable anymore. It now rests (well, is screwed into) on a depressed portion of the top case. That and anodized aluminum is much stiffer than titanium. Of course, the case is a smidge thicker, but it's like going from a body-on-frame car (Crown Vic) to a unit body (almost any european sedan of similar size).