Do you make it a habit of closing the lid before carrying your MacBook Pro Retina?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    In the past, I use to just carry it with the lid open, just like it is when sitting my desk.

    But now that I no longer use a case, I'm trying to be extra cautious so I can avoid dings, dents, and scratches as much as possible.

    I have a couple sleeves but honestly, I don't think I really need them.

    I think as long as you close the lid, and carry it wherever you're going it should be fine.

    In the car just keep it on the seat and be careful overall.

    I think there are some general guidelines people should follow and this can be one of them.

    The other one is never keep a glass of juice near your MBPr. Always far enough to where if it spilled, it wouldn't fall on your notebook.
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    You carried around your macbook with the lid open? Why? :confused:
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah always except in transit (leaving the office, or leaving the house)

    When I'm in 1 location and am moving around up and down stairs, to different rooms, etc, I move my MBPr with the lid open holding it with both hands from the bottom.

    But this isn't a good idea IMO. My new rule is when my laptop isn't on a desk, the lid should be closed when moving around.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I just close the lid of my 13", stuff it into a sleeve and carry it around my office building.

    Seriously, it takes about only 2 seconds for the rMBP to wake itself up and log back in.
     
  5. Traverse macrumors 603

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    It depends on how far I'm going.

    Bedroom to couch? Lid open.
    From class to class? Closed.
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    I never close the lid if its about carrying the laptop from one office/room to another one. Why close it? Don't see the point. If you drop or hit it, it will be damaged no matter if the lid is closed or open.

    I also stopped using sleeves around a year ago. Don't do anything and are a waste of space.
     
  7. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    It wakes up very quickly, and it's easier to handle when the lid is closed.

    I don't understand leaving the lid open.
     
  8. prospervic macrumors 6502

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    PROTECT IT, AND MAXIMIZE THE RESALE VALUE!!!!

    Unless, of course, you're keeping your rMPB until it dies of old age. In which case, dent & ding to your heart's content!
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This makes a lot of sense. I believe I've said the same thing before on here.

    I plan to keep my MBPr until it's completely un-usable.

    Hopefully 10 years! You never know.
     
  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Same here. I find it most convenient this way.
     
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    I don't sell my old macs. But I treat my new retina like it's a baby. I use my old Macbook if I'm reading something while taking a doof. Yes I take my Mac with me sometimes. Sometimes it's the only quiet time I get with 3 daughters, one who'm is a baby, and a wife.

    I remember last week I was holding my baby daughter while carrying my Mac to the living room. Tripped and almost fell. Whew, almost dropped the Mac, but I got lucky. I gently set it down and went back for the kid.
     
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL, great post :D

    I can't blame you!

    EDIT:

    You know what, it just hit me. I'm use to being carefree with my PCs because they were cheap. I should probably carry my MBPr more carefully.

    For instance, I use to carry it with one hand lid open. That probably puts pressure on the back casing.

    IDK, any feedback would great.
     
  13. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    Thanks, but SHEES are you hard on you Macs! I don't think I've ever been that :Dhardon:eek: my wife. Buh doo CHING...

    Seriously though. You have balls. Even if I got em for free I'd still be treating them like little princesses. Come to think of it, I'm more girly with my Mac, than any of my daughters are with their dolls.

    Best feedback I can think of; Stop carrying your Mac like that, cause one day you're going to open it up and you won't GET any feedback. In the words of Master Splinter, "I made another funny".
     
  14. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I sometimes do, it's perfectly convenient with a 13" rMBP and I certainly don't see any harm in doing it. The 13" is also easy to use while standing.
     
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    Maybe you should be more considerate than. If I've learned one thing from hanging out with liberals, it's that if it harms our feeling, you aren't aloud to do it. So stop. It hurts.

    If your feelings were hurt by that silly joke, maybe you do need to stop carrying it with the lid open. ;)

    Otherwise, you're alright in my book! I don't care WHAT Hieveryone says about you.
     
  16. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Was this sarcastic or serious? I almost *always* use to carry it with the lid open one handed. Like thumb on the palm rest, 4 fingers underneath palm rest.

    Today is the 1st day I've stopped. Actually, I did it earlier but I'll stop from now on if it's not good for the MacBook...
     
  17. redheeler macrumors 603

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    What? :confused:

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    Must be sarcasm.
     
  18. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    Don't mind me, I'm just crack'n bad jokes. But if you can't tell it was sarcasm, I guess I need to work on my delivery...
     
  19. simonsi macrumors 601

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    No, your delivery was fine :D
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I keep my laptop's lid closed while its in motion. For one thing it reduces the risk of dropping it. Carrying it around with the lid open changes the balance and imo its increases the risk of dropping.
     
  21. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly! Ahhh I'm a year into owning my MBPr, yet still so much to learn. I use to throw my PC around like it was a football.

    Lots of adjustment I need to make.
     
  22. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Closed (or almost fully closed) to prevent damage during a fall:

    • Reduces the chances of torque damage to the hinge if it lands the wrong way (i.e., it gets bent past it’s natural stopping point).
    • Reduces the chances of the screen being hit and broken.

    They used to call laptops "clamshells" - and a real clam is most protected when it's closed.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    I wouldn't do that to a pc either. My computers cost me too much money to treat them like that, even if it were a 600 dollar laptop
     
  24. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Why? My first computer was a $400 HP Compaq in middle school and I treated it like priceless diamond. It may have been cheap plastic, but it was MY cheap plastic. Plus, I was raised with in a home with very little money so $400 was like a $2,999 Mac Pro.
     
  25. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not literally. But I was very rough. Not intentionally either. Just bad habit.
     

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