MacBook Pro Retina different material from Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crisito, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess they are dents, rather than chips.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    A chip would mean a section of it has fallen off, a dent means the material has shifted its shape or gone inward.
     
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