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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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Dropped my MBA11 from chest height onto solid wood floor and...

It's fine
Amazing!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Oh. Cool?

If the floor is fine, then... some more cool, I guess?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Any dings or scratches?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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...are you asking for proof? ''pics or it didn't happen'' ?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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Would be nice to see pic. of MacBook and the floor
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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Pictures? LOL

None necessary. No dings, scratches, nothing. I was actually really expecting a shattered screen, to be honest, but nope, all is well
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Wow, that's whats great about non rotational drives. I still can't get used to being able to move it while it's on!

I remember drives in the 80s would crash if you even typed too aggressively or bumped your desk!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:21 AM   #9
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Wow, that's whats great about non rotational drives. I still can't get used to being able to move it while it's on!

I remember drives in the 80s would crash if you even typed too aggressively or bumped your desk!
Modern spinning drives are a lot better in this regard, especially if the machine has a motion sensor in it (like the MBPs do).
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:23 AM   #10
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I did the exact same thing. For me, I left my desk to go to the kitchen, accidentally snagged the mains plug with my foot and the MBA came crashing to the ground. I couldn't move for about 10 seconds, just held my hand over my mouth for a while until I had the courage to check it.

All fine!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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This is one of the main reasons I keep buying Airs. They're tough SOBs.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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Not so Lucky

I was not so lucky, i had to take my MBA out my bag going through airport

security and at the other end as i collected bag, jacket, belt and MBA it slipped

from my grasp and ended up on the airport floor.

Luckily it works fine but front right where it should be a smooth curve

( a feature of the MBA for me) there is a dent where it almost looks square

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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It is a damn good design. I have dropped mine several times, and dropped equipment on it.

JUST DONT SPILL WINE ON THE KEYBOARD!!!!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:25 PM   #14
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It is a damn good design. I have dropped mine several times, and dropped equipment on it.

JUST DONT SPILL WINE ON THE KEYBOARD!!!!
..or drop a square glass coaster on the screen. Yeah, don't do that.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:16 PM   #15
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Cool story bro. I spilt a beer down the screen onto the logic board and mine still works. Some times my number 9 key makes a crunchy noise though. Also, I like turtles.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:18 AM   #16
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Wow, thanks for your replies. These things really are tough. Would be great if Apple used Nano coating on all their products too... But I guess that would also close off a revenue stream (Although maybe there will be market pressure now from the release of the Sony Xperia Z...)
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