MBP's and Powerbooks

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mike2q, Apr 13, 2006.

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    To all you MBP and Powerbook users. Do your laptops scratch easliy? Does the paint wear easily? I finally got my MBP and I want to make sure it looks this pretty for as long as possible. I considered getting this product http://www.shieldzone.com/category/laptops/. I got one for my Ipod and its the most durrable coating i've ever seen. My question is "is it nesessary?". Its kinda expensive if I don't need it but I wouldn't mind paying the price if these things are delicate.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    calebjohnston

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    The paint won't chip easily on a latest model mac and they don't particularly scratch easily either. The iBooks do, but not powerbooks or MBP's. You won't need one of these cases though, don't worry about it.

    They are known to dent a little easier than iBooks though. Just don't drop it :).
     
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    Electro Funk

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    i would still recommend this if he will be traveling alot with his beauty...

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreensavrz.aspx

    so as to not scratch the lcd with the keyboard when in a backpack...etc
     
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    WildCowboy

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    The PowerBooks have some issues with "pitting" on the palm rests...it looks like little black dots. It can come from just the oils on your hands, but is often exacerbated by wearing a watch that appears to lightly scratch the palm rest enough to allow the oils easier access. It took about ten months for minor pitting to appear on the left palm rest of my PowerBook. Apple recently replaced the top case while I had it in for a keyboard replacement under AppleCare...didn't even ask for the top case replacement.

    I would assume MBPs will suffer from the same issues, as PBs did for years and Apple never seems to have solved the problem.
     
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    I've been looking for something like this for awhile now. I've had 2 powerbooks that had the bottoms scratched when packing and unpacking them at the airport security checkpoints. I now have a MBP and I dont want it scratched the next time I travel so these protectors seem like a good deal. Thanks for the link.
     
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    $20 for a piece of cloth?!?

    just buy a $0.99 piece of cloth (100% cotton) at Wal-Mart.

    better yet, just use the thin foam insert that came with your MBP.
     
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    Contact paper is $3 a roll at Wal-Mart
     
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    It needs to be heat resistent since the bottom of the MPB gets pretty warm.
     
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    powerbook911

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    I find the Powrebook/Mac Books Pros scratch significantly less than the white plastic on iBooks.
     
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    I would definitely go for that coating... it's definitely true that the aluminum can pitt easily, especially if your hands tend to sweat while typing

    To give you an idea of what it can turn out like, here's my left palm rest (despite what it may look like, none of those are scratches)
    Sorry for the crappy quality, it's from a camera phone, don't feel like finding the actual camera...
     

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