Black Macbook 13" (newbie): How do I hold it, does screen flex?

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  1. mykinator macrumors newbie

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    Hi I just got a black Macbook (my first!) and I have two questions regarding the build quality:

    1) Is the black Macbook safe to pick up one-handed?

    Example: when the Macbook is closed in my backpack, can I grip it with one hand? Will the screen flex?

    2) Will the screen touch the keyboard when closed and I pick it up one-handed?

    I noticed there was a piece of black cloth that came with out-of-the-box along with the Install DVDs and accessories. Does anyone put this cloth between the screen and keyboard?
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    You worry too much. Take that as your answer :p
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    I carry my Macbook around with one hand frequently. Yes, the screen will touch the keyboard ever-so-slightly with closed, but holding it one hand will not affect it.
     
  4. molala macrumors 6502a

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    I don't carry mine one-handed (mostly because I've had wrist problems from tennis/work). Generally, I'm careful with the laptop but I don't baby it, seems sturdy enough.

    The cloth is to clean the laptop when it gets greasy or dusty. I don't put it between the keyboard and screen.

    Enjoy the new laptop!
     
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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