Does the space grey MBP scratch easy?

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  1. Billburns macrumors 6502

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    honestly I bought it a few weeks ago and haven’t even used it. I don’t wannna throw a case on it but terrified it might scratch easily especially the bottom

    Someone tell me I’ll be fine!
     
  2. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    you'll be fine. I have had mine since Feb with no scratching, without case. also had a 12" MacBook in 2015 with no scratches
     
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    Honestly in my experience yes it does, much easier than the raw silver and I baby my MBP.
     
  5. Billburns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn didn’t wanna hear that

    Anyone know a cheap clear skin for the bottom atleast
     
  6. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't seem to scratch much easier, but it shows scratches much more visibly due to the contrast between the outer color and bare aluminum. It's a great looking color but when I sold my SG nTB, I opted for the gold color for the retina MacBook that replaced it.
     
  7. Deane2000 macrumors member

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    Not wanting to sound like your mom but, just be careful with it. :)

    Get a good sleeve, one without a zipper which might scratch, to transport it. When you're using it, be mindful of what is around you and look to minimize potential dangers. Actively preventing something bad from happening should drastically put the odds of nothing bad happening in your favor.

    MBPs are a lot like new cars. You want to keep them looking new for as long as possible. And just like with a new car, keeping it looking new depends a lot on where you take it, where you leave it and how you use it. Being mindful of the environment will go a long way to keeping your new baby out of harms way. Congratulations on your purchase!
     
  8. Nilhum macrumors regular

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    It's anodized so it will not. However, the scratches will be more noticeable. I would not get a skin, with the exception of the bottom, unless you plan on reselling it. Skins don't look good and why waste a nice design of such an expensive and good looking laptop.
     
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I've had my rMBP-TB for two days. I got it in Space Grey too. This color is absolutely beautiful. I'm not covering it. I'll do by best to take care of it.
     
  10. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. The space gray MBP is a stunning beast of a Machine.
     
  11. TheColtr macrumors 6502

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    I had a 15 inch 2016 space grey mbp. A piece of the space grey color chipped off.
     
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    Agree. Best Skins Ever
     
  13. smirking, Feb 19, 2018
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    My phones get thin cases, but never my laptops.

    I've had my space grey 2016 MBP for over year now. I'm sure I've got some really teeny scratches on it that I'll notice if I take out a magnifying glass, but it doesn't have any obvious marks and I don't baby anything. I don't mistreat anything either, but I just don't want to live my life wasting energy obsessing if my gear picks up any scars. This is my gear. I get my work done with it. It's not jewelry no matter how pretty it may look.

    I'm really impressed that how scratch and scuff resistant my MBP is. I've accidentally slid it against some not totally smooth surfaces and even knocked it off the edge of my bed once. It's no worse for the wear.

    Now I just wish the keyboard didn't smear oil from my hands on the screen whenever I close the lid. Besides that, my only other complaint is that I have a few keys that intermittently repeat and one of my keys has jammed for a few hours before.
     
  14. Justin122 macrumors 6502

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    It scratches much more easily than I'd like to admit. It's pretty much impossible to not chip the paintwork too.
     
  15. vemac575 macrumors regular

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    I'd hate to think of how mich anxiety you must get after buying a new car.
     
  16. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Years ago, I spilled coffee in my new car on the first day that I got it. I was furious at myself until I met a guy who had the same car several years later. His car was still pristine inside. I admired his ride and told him what I did and how upset I was at myself for fouling my new car right away. I thought he'd be horrified, but he reacted very differently than I expected.

    "THAT'S AWESOME! I wish I did that! I'm so sick of being paranoid about my car. I wish I had just gotten it over with like you so I wouldn't have to be freaked out about anything messing it up all the time!"

    He had a point. After that I just stopped worrying about any of my tools getting messed up in the line of duty. Life's too short to waste time worrying about scuffs on anything that you're using on a daily basis.
     
  17. vemac575 macrumors regular

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    Haha yea. To be fair, I keep a full sking on the inside keyboard part of all of my Macs and cases. My point was, unlesd you aimnto protect it, it's gonna get scratched.

    My best freind thew his mac in a bag, bag in the back of his truck and I in the passenger. We got to the location and I opened the door to get his bag, as I am a grand friend to have. BOOM, bag was too close to the door and just fell out. We opened it up to inspect the mac ant the top right corner on the screen was smashed in a half inch.

    "Eh, it has character now", the man says.

    Tge mac was brand new. I'd had pulled a Hugh Jackman, fell to my knees and screamed into the sky.
     
  18. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    Got mine in August/September 2017 and it still looks brand new... a bit of scratching on the USB-C ports, but apart from that nothing - I do carry in a sleeve when it leaves the house but apart from that it's normal use and seems to be pretty sturdy
     
  19. Miltz macrumors 6502a

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    Have mine over 1 year, so far so good and I travel with it daily. Don't worry.
     
  20. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    i think the edges of your computer will show the most damage. other than that, any smooth surface has been scratch free for me.
     
  21. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors 6502

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    I've had mine since January of last year. No scratches anywhere. I just throw it in a cheap AmazonBasics sleeve before I throw it in my bag and thats about it.
     
  22. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I had a space gray one and it did chip a bit. Not horribly, but it flakes.
     
  23. Coach50 macrumors newbie

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    My 13 inch space grey MBP has scratched very easily across the lid, I think from getting it in and out of a rucksack with laptop compartment. I guess it's the rucksack zip that's done it, but man, I treat the computer carefully. My 2009 MBA still looks like new, not a single scratch, but these news ones scratch up really easily in comparison. I'm now putting a WoodWe cover on it.
     
  24. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn’t call it scratching—-more like really small chipping.
     
  25. EugW macrumors 603

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    A lot of my colleagues got the Space Grey. Some look great, but others don't look so good, with bad enough visible scratches to justify a significant discount on resale IMO. In contrast, silvers with the same scratches don't look anywhere near as bad.

    If you're afraid of scratches, get a skin. In fact, I got a skin for my silver 2017 MacBook. Mind you, for my silver 2009 MacBook Pro, the thing almost looks new, and I have not used a skin with it. If you really look closely there are scratches, but they are very hard to see otherwise. In contrast, some of those scratches on a Space Grey would look much more obvious.
     

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