do you think carrying your MBP one handed is bad for it?

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  1. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    I'm always wary picking it up one handed because it feels like my fingers are pressing in on it, and that it might do some damage. Because of this I tend to always use two hands to grab each edge. What does macrumors think?

    BTW, 15" unibody.
     
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    OMG, you really do that to your macbook...Wow, I'm surprised it hasn't broke already.

    In all honesty, it dosen't matter if you carry it with one, two, or no hands lol..As long as you don't drop it my friend. Your good to go.
     
  3. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Yes!

    Never carry your macbook with one hand! If you look in the manual it states "those who choose to carry their Macbook Pros (for the macbook, it's okay) with either only the left or right hand immediately void their warranty".:rolleyes:
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm sorry but where does it say that?
     
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Page 8 :cool:
     
  6. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Page 8

    That's correct (middle paragraph).;)
     
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    I have a 13 inch Alu macbook and the only way i would carry it one handed is with the lid shut. I dont know if having the lid open and grabbing it from one side would do any long term damage (more so on the 15 cause of the extra weight) but i know if i ever had to carry it one handed i would close the lid and grab it from the centre.
     
  8. Alasta macrumors regular

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    One of the reasons why I bought a Macbook Pro is that it's clearly more durable than cheaper alternatives from other manufacturers. I don't abuse my gear, but I'm confident that it doesn't need to be wrapped up in cotton wool.

    The old iBook G3 that I had a few years ago stood up very well to the wear and tear and I'm sure this new MBP will too.
     
  9. LedCop macrumors regular

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    ;);););););)
     
  10. oregon2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys are joking, aren't you? i'm pretty sure you are, but who knows, and i would look but i'm way to lazy.
     
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    Yes it was a joke :D
     
  12. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    jesus, macbooks aren't made of pixie dust or cobwebs, there is a reason they are made of aluminium, its durable. There was an article once of someone running over their powerbook with a car and it still worked. There's no need to go so out of your way to protect it, just be sensible.
     
  13. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Seconded. If you've got sweaty hands, wipe the sweat off before handling or use two hands and whatever you do, don't drop it. :D
     
  14. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Actually it might matter, carrying it in one hand will make the force being concentrated on a smaller area. And since you only hold it in one place it will have more leverage to increase the force. If this is actually damaging is something we can only speculate in, but saying it is doesn't matter would be wrong.
     
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  16. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    WRONG.

    everytime you need to move your laptop call a group of mates around so they can pitch in. At least 7 hands are required to move a macbook pro safely.

    In all seriousness carrying it one handed it not going to break it unless you have an all mighty grip.
     
  17. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't worry about it.

    What I would worry about is someone else's hands on it. (Especially if they were running away with it).

    that might void your warranty.
     
  18. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    two hands at all times, unless its closed up and in its sleeve, in which case i carry it in one hand under my arm like someone would carry textbooks in high school in the 1980s
     
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  21. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Carrying it one handed is fine.

    The only problem is if the laptop is warm, and your palm gets sweaty... carrying it no-handed is a big no no!
     
  22. darkdream macrumors member

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    I have always carried laptops with one hand... and I have owned a couple of gaming laptops that weighed 13-15 pounds and have never dropped them. I have no problem carrying my mbps which weighs less than half with one hand.
     
  23. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Comes second in the silliest thread of the day competition only to "why should i buy a laptop?".
     
  24. yoavcs macrumors regular

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    Don't believe any one of these people!

    I had a new 13" uMBP that I picked up one-handed one day and it just bent in two! it now has a 20 degree angle running from the mid-hinger thru the T, H and V keys and into the trackpad area.
     
  25. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    There is no Macbook Pro. </Neo>
     

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