Do macbook air 11.6 cut your wrists?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tianh2002, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. tianh2002 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone

    I would like to you if macbook air 11.6 has a sharp edge like the MBP 13.3. If you put my MBP on my lap and typing it, its edge will cut my wrists. I would like to know if the new macbook air 11.6 has the same sharp edge that can cut your wrists when you are typing?

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  2. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, they are proper suicide machines these ones.

    Apparently razor blades and pills have taken a huge hit these past few days. :p

    (p.s. comment not meant to be snarky, I am just fooling around)
     
  3. epictempo macrumors regular

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    Taking anti-depressants with 11" mba is lethal. j/k. It does rest on the edge.
     
  4. potdude macrumors member

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    If you are looking to try to possibly commit suicide, I'm sorry to disappoint you and say no, the new MBA will not cut your wrists.

    I've owned the unibody MBP since it was released, and it has never cut my wrists, nor did the previous MBA ever cut my wrists.

    I'm sorry if you're disappointed with my findings, and so perhaps you may want to consider jumping off a bridge instead.
     
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  6. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    I'll be happy to answer next week when mine arrives
     
  7. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    i have never seen someone get cut up due to his computer... unless it came with a razor mouse... see what i did there
     
  8. iDave macrumors 6502a

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    To be serious, the front edge of the MBP is sharp enough to be annoying. The OP just wonders if the Air is the same. So do I.
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Skin Tissue is rather strong. Obviously you think otherwise. It it had really sharp edges, it wouldn't even be allowed in the EU, and regulatory authorities would not be happy with it. I think common sense prevails here.
     
  10. bdeitemeyer macrumors member

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    It's a valid question. Obviously the MBA edges don't "cut" your wrists, but its sharpness will leave impressions if you press against it hard enough for awhile and is really annoying. I haven't seen the new ones in person, but I'd have to think that the way the bottom half of the MBA angles downward will help alleviate some of that problem.
     
  11. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Strictly speaking, what you are saying is different to the OP's question, thus the original question is not entirely well, yeah.

    Will the damn thing slit your wrists? No.
    Does it have the potential to cause damage? Yes, it you really try.
     
  12. SqB macrumors 6502

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    This is actually a good question IMHO. I have a white MacBook with the cracked wrist rest of death (replaced 3 times already) and I had a rev A MBA and I can certainly understand where OP is coming from. If you don't use "proper" typing technique, they can be uncomfortable.
     
  13. bdeitemeyer macrumors member

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    Nobody's trying to cause damage by really trying to hurt their wrists. If you've used the older MBAs in the past for long periods of time, you'll notice the front edge isn't the most ergonomic item. With the bumps on the bottom to stabilize it on a flat surface, it actually protrudes up from a flat surface and creates an awkward angle that "can" dig into your wrist area depending on whether or not you lay your wrists down as you're typing. Like I said, the new one angles downwards towards the user so that may have been resolved.
     
  14. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    The MBA's aren't designed to be used for long periods of time. A MBP is more fitting for the use. When typing, I lay my wrists down on the device. My arms simply run off, and I don't have the issue. I always have the device at the correct height to which the side won't dig into my arms.

    I haven't seen the new one in front of me, and I certainly haven't seen it angle downwards, but I see what you mean.
     
  15. bdeitemeyer macrumors member

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    Old MBA bottom-half didn't slope slope down towards the user:

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    New MBA bottom-half does slope down towards the user:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. iDave macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I guess I shouldn't buy one then. ;)

    Judging by the photos I've seen, the new Airs have the same sharp factory edge as the MacBook Pros. It's not a big issue but it seems like it should be rounded a bit.
     
  17. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    They're not the same. Seen the 13in MBP and Air in London yesterday.
     
  18. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Ah I see what you mean. For some people, this wouldn't be enough :/
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Uh are you serious? I used to sit on my MBAir for hours and hours. You're out of your mind if you think the MBAir isn't suitable for long term use.

    Lift your wrists off the table or get a wrist guard. Proper typing would prevent the issue of these little princesses who believe a machine like this (or the MBP) would physically harm their wrists.
     
  20. potdude macrumors member

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    Seriously, this is a ridiculous thread. The new MPAs certainly don't cut your wrists, nor are they in any way more aggravating to your wrists than a MBP.

    These machines have a much lower, near desk level profile than your typical MBP as ones wrists, and so there's a far less likelihood of having any issues with your wrists.
     
  21. SqB macrumors 6502

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    Ok, got it...

    Your concerns = valid

    Other peoples concerns = stupid

    Thanks for taking the time to submit your posts clearing that up.
     
  22. hachre macrumors 6502a

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    Since the edge is so thin and it is sloped favorably for the user I would say that it won't be an issue like it can be on the normal MacBooks or MacBook Pros...
     
  23. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

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    why would you do this, so silly, just get a cushion.
     
  24. miata macrumors 6502

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    The sharp edges are not an issue if you are just typing. However, if you are web browsing -- just using the trackpad it can be painful. Even my second gen MacBook Pro was sharp enough to cause pain, but since the edge was plastic it seems to have worn out over time.

    I was playing with the latest unibody MBPs yesterday at the Apple Store and they are really sharp and cause pain even after a short amount of trackpad use. I am still a little surprised at this fairly obvious design flaw being propogated through new MBP design revs. The MBA's are also sharp, but if you use them at the stores your wrist sits on the table due to the low profile of the edge. I wonder if the shape edge on the MBAs is an issue with extended lap top use of the trackpad.

    I been thinking it would be easy enough to sandpaper the edges, but not sure what that would look like.:(
     
  25. potdude macrumors member

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    It's common sense that a computer that has a much lower profile that is closer to ones wrists, will be much more comfortable to type on and one would have less wrist issues, than a computer which is much higher off of the ground or much higher than ones natural wrist level.
     

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