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chaseardoin7
Feb 6, 2008, 06:47 PM
so i was just showing off how thin the MBA was to a friend and BAMMM
i dropped it from about 4 feet, it hit the corner of a table and then fell to
the hard ground.




AMAZINGLY, the shell of the MBA did not suffer a single dent or scratch and it still looks like it is in mint condition. Still running fine!



chase :apple:



clayj
Feb 6, 2008, 06:49 PM
Might I suggest that you not drop your MBA? Nice to hear it's durable, but next time could cause real damage... :eek:

~J~
Feb 6, 2008, 06:49 PM
Shame on you. Give it here.

pointycollars
Feb 6, 2008, 06:50 PM
Good to hear that Apple is finally returning to solid case design! :)

elppa
Feb 6, 2008, 06:50 PM
Not possible, it's not a Thinkpad. Only they have good build quality.

Everyone knows the Air is light and will snap in half easily.

It's obvious just by looking at the pictures.

(I'm being sarcastic and sending up the muppets on Digg and other such sites)

Thunderpuppy
Feb 6, 2008, 07:02 PM
Hey are you going to post the video in slow motion showing the whole thing? How about pictures of you picking it up and looking at it and showing there was absolutely no damage!!! Awesome Man/Woman!!!

Post the pictures or video before my bedtime!!! Thanks man!!

Mac's Rule!!!!!

HappySwitcher
Feb 6, 2008, 07:03 PM
You have to post an image.
Haters won't believe you
I guess people forget that Force=mass X acceleration and MBA has very little mass

Mart

happyslayer
Feb 6, 2008, 07:29 PM
Does this have the SSD drive or the standard 80GB drive? If it was the standard, that is awsome that it did not hurt the drive!

If it was the SSD... that is to be expected but still great that it did no other damage to the rest of the machine.

Glad to know it is sturdy... mine should be getting here next week!

mcdj
Feb 6, 2008, 07:31 PM
Exclusive footage!

ffakr
Feb 6, 2008, 07:34 PM
Does this have the SSD drive or the standard 80GB drive? If it was the standard, that is awsome that it did not hurt the drive!

If it was the SSD... that is to be expected but still great that it did no other damage to the rest of the machine.

Glad to know it is sturdy... mine should be getting here next week!

The 1.8" drives typically have a higher shock tolerance because their bits (head arm..) has significantly less mass and therefore less inertia.
Same's true with 2.5" v. 3.5" drives.

CJRhoades
Feb 6, 2008, 07:40 PM
Good to know the Apple made it nice and sturdy. Just try to be a bit more careful with a 1.7G+ notebook.

chaseardoin7
Feb 6, 2008, 07:46 PM
as u can see, still in excellent condition.
sorry for image quality, was taken with
iPhone....

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/johnbridges/photo2.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/johnbridges/photo-3.jpg

chase :apple:

forgot to mention.
it's a standard model
with HD

UMHurricanes34
Feb 6, 2008, 07:47 PM
Well....that was quick.


Backlit Keyboard still working? Cause those pics seem dark but no keyboard illumination goin on.

sushi
Feb 6, 2008, 07:49 PM
so i was just showing off how thin the MBA was to a friend and BAMMM i dropped it from about 4 feet, it hit the corner of a table and then fell to the hard ground.

AMAZINGLY, the shell of the MBA did not suffer a single dent or scratch and it still looks like it is in mint condition. Still running fine!
Wow, you were lucky this time.

Glad to hear that it still works fine.

ZenErik
Feb 6, 2008, 07:50 PM
Wow. Good luck you've got!

toxicbomber
Feb 6, 2008, 07:51 PM
Exclusive footage!

This is what I thought. :D

chaseardoin7
Feb 6, 2008, 07:51 PM
Well....that was quick.


Backlit Keyboard still working? Cause those pics seem dark but no keyboard illumination goin on.


illumination working fine..

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/johnbridges/photo-4.jpg

mashoutposse
Feb 6, 2008, 07:56 PM
Really, not even a single scratch? Can you really examine it to be sure? I'm curious; I'd like to know how scratch- and dent-resistant the body truly is.

chaseardoin7
Feb 6, 2008, 08:01 PM
not a single scratch.
believe me, i've looked
over it and over it with
disbelief.


i only find it strange because
the other day i accidently hit
next to the trackpad with the
magsafe adapter end and there
is a TINY scratch but nothing
extremely evident.

iMpathetic
Feb 6, 2008, 08:06 PM
Not possible, it's not a Thinkpad. Only they have good build quality.

Everyone knows the Air is light and will snap in half easily.

It's obvious just by looking at the pictures.

(I'm being sarcastic and sending up the muppets on Digg and other such sites)

Don't you be dissin' thinkpads. Ever. ThinkPads are my favorite non-Apple notebooks, in fact, I'm using one now.

jonswan
Feb 6, 2008, 08:25 PM
And have you learned anything from this exercise, apart from that MBAs are more sturdy than they look? Like how you end up looking like a prat when you show off? Hope so :)

mcvaughan
Feb 6, 2008, 08:32 PM
You're a lucky SOB. ;)

elppa
Feb 6, 2008, 09:06 PM
Don't you be dissin' thinkpads. Ever. ThinkPads are my favorite non-Apple notebooks, in fact, I'm using one now.

You'll be pleased to know if you read my post properly that I am not. :D

I'm "dissin'" something else, but not the Thinkpad.

phoxrenvatio
Feb 6, 2008, 09:41 PM
Exclusive footage!

funny!

GoCubsGo
Feb 6, 2008, 11:29 PM
Well I don't think it's wise to drop it albeit unintentional but I'm happy to hear it is ok.

ddd269
Feb 7, 2008, 09:31 AM
Don't you be dissin' thinkpads. Ever. ThinkPads are my favorite non-Apple notebooks, in fact, I'm using one now.


Newer or older Thinkpad?

Thinkpads were Thinkpads when they used to be IBMs... Not Lenovo. Just my opinion. :rolleyes:

Consultant
Feb 7, 2008, 11:39 AM
Does this have the SSD drive or the standard 80GB drive? If it was the standard, that is awsome that it did not hurt the drive!

If it was the SSD... that is to be expected but still great that it did no other damage to the rest of the machine.

Glad to know it is sturdy... mine should be getting here next week!

The MacBook Air, like all Apple laptops made in the last couple of years, have sudden motion sensor, which parks the HD drive head in case of free fall or sudden G force changes.

ewxlt
Feb 7, 2008, 12:07 PM
*knock on wood