How fragile is the new 11"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DMauler, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2011
    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!
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2004
    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?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    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.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    No more than a KG, though. And, the 1/2" is cutting it close...;)
  6. macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2011
    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?
  7. macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    you realize that the 11" air is stronger, right? Since all the levers are shorter. physics.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    that's true, but don't they use less material. It's like a truck vs a car.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    Define "1KG book".

    Netbook? Notebook computer? A hardwood copy of the Necronomicon? A softback copy of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice?
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    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...
  11. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    It's a metallic computer. It should be fine as long as you don't try to chock your truck's wheels with it.
  12. macrumors 68040

    Nov 7, 2004
    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.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    That one does definitely do damage, what a long winding, boring story. And the movie was even more Ç®@ß
  14. kulimer, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    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.
  15. macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2011
    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

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