Durability of the Screen Glass

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jblock, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. jblock macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    This is my number one concern. I like the new design, but this is a notebook that's going to be moved around a lot, not like the iMac which sits in one place.

    I've never dropped a laptop, but sometimes when it's in a briefcase it can fall over and most importantly when I travel (which is a bit) I'm not going to be crazy about the new Macbook going into a security bin or sitting in my carry-on luggage.

    Anyone else have concerns about the glass?
  2. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    glass is probably tempered, its quite strong and scratch resistant obviously(hardness, u need something like diamond to scratch glass)
    also the unibody style allows any impact to be spread out rather than focused on a specific region.
  3. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    British Columbia
    I had read in a review that the glass has a little bit of flex to it. However I myself wonder how the cold will affect it.

    I guess we pretty much have to wait and see. Such is the problem with first gens, it is difficult to understand/foresee the limitations of the product.
  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2002
    Boston, MA
    if the iphone is any indication of the glass quality on the macbooks then I would assume it is the same. My iphone 2g's glass was still pristine after a year and half of being shoved into and pulled out of my jeans and several drops

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