Are the 17" really "flimsy"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aliquis-, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Are the screen really as "flimsy" as some people suggest? Do it bend? Do it fall over from the angle you want it in due to weight?
  2. sdfd504 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Soddy Daisy, TN
    I just got mine today but I do not find it flimsy at all. As a matter of fact it is 200% better then the 17" Dell laptop I had before this
  3. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    Ive only had mine for a little more then a week but I will answer with my own personal experience. No I would not consider it "flimsy" the screen deosent bend or at least mine hasnt, but yes it does fall from the angle you want it due to weight, or at least mine did. Sitting flat on my table I can put it to any angle and it will stick no problem but sometimes when i am sitting in my bed or on the floor I like to have my knees up so that the keyboard follows my knees and the screen is in front of me the screen likes to fall. (I dont know if I explained that well enough). Basically if you have the laptop at an angle more then 30 degrees the screen will most likely fall under the weight (Or at least mine does). If you have the screen as far back as you can it wont fall until about 65 degree angle.
  4. coogee macrumors regular

    May 28, 2007
    I've had the SR MBP 17" Hi res for a few of months now and the screen has never moved unless I've moved it myself, rock solid, very happy.

    The only physical flaw I have is I find the opening latch - terrible, never opens first time, sometimes takes three four attempts putting my pudgy fingers in there to spring it.

    But again, that screen, woah lordy :D
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    The 17" is definitely a love or hate proposition simply because of the size. Most people I know who have one thought it would be great to have such a large screen, but soon tire of lugging the thing around. It is a very large laptop.
  6. coogee macrumors regular

    May 28, 2007
    I'd certainly agree with that ^. Mine is really an around-the-house portable, I don't take it out, it is rather large perhaps, feels solid though and not much heavier I think than the 15" just in terms of weight - might be slight overkill for students?
  7. klymr macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    My lid is fairly solid. The only times I have had it move from position are when i pick the thing up and move it rapidly upward (like moving it off a desk with the screen open). It always seems to close when I do that. If I move it slowly then it seems to do alright.

    17" is HUGE! I don't mind carrying it to school. That's why I bought a parking pass to park closer to the buildings where I have class. :p

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