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

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mykinator, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. mykinator macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    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


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    You worry too much. Take that as your answer :p
  3. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music
    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

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    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


    Oct 18, 2008

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