Anyone have a solution to the "sharp edges" on rMBP?

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  1. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    I've just bought an rMBP 15 as an upgrade to my MBA. The new machine seems to be a step-up in most senses (much better screen and generally more powerful).

    However, there is one thing I don't like, which are the sharp edges on the lower cut-out where you open the screen. On the MBA the cut-out is much thinner and you don't notice it if you run your thumb across the palm-rest (below the trackpad). On the rMBP it's a much deeper "scallop" with a noticeable sharp point at both ends. I find that I tend to rub my thumb against the point when I use the trackpad.

    Has anyone found a "solution" to this (rubber pads or such), other than simply learning a new hand posture that avoids contact with the the cut-out?

    I also found the flat, thicker body less comfortable for typing on than the MBA which slant down to only a couple of millimetres off the desk.

    These aren't deal-breakers for me - the rMBP is a better computer - but I'd like to make using it more comfortable.

    TIA,

    John
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Not sure about a fix, but as a comparison, the scoop on the rMBP is less sharp than on the previous unibody MBP. I have both 13" models, and the rMBP is just barely rounded off in comparison.

    To each their own. I'm personally not a fan of the MBA wedge design since I tend to prop up my rMBP on my stomach when watching Netflix in bed. The MBA wouldn't be comfortable in the same way.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    There's really no solution other then putting something softer over the edge while you type. FWIW, the edges don't bother me. I suppose I've gotten used to them.
     
  4. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    What might help is buying a case w\ stand that tilts the whole machine, so it rests more like the wedge of the MBA.

    Like this one which I have. The two feet fold flat when not in use, and the clear shell I chose protects without hiding the nature of the beast.
     

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  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I had a 13 rMBP for a period of time and the sharp edge and flat, thicker body drove me crazy. I was never able to get used to it, and it became uncomfortable to use. Now I know I didn't really hold my wrists properly and that was probably the main reason I had indents on my wrists after using for a while.

    As others have stated you will probably get used to it. I never could and it was part of the reason I went back to the MBA. While the screen isn't great, I will take the flat front wedge design any day. I can use it for hours and never feel any discomfort.
     

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