How rigid is the screen casing? is the screen flexy/flimsy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dannywong, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. dannywong macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    This is pretty much the only thing holding me back from buying one right now..

    Has anyone here owned a Vaio Z or SR? or something with a simular screen?

    I used to own an SR and the screen was so flimsy that it would get dented on the back very easily, and that led to visible dents on the actual screen side.
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    My 1-year-old walks on my MBA when closed, and I've had an MBA for about 4 years now (two different ones) without getting any dents on it.

    I suppose I could dent it if I really tried, but short of dropping metal objects from 3 or more feet, I'm not sure how.
  3. 3dflyboy1, Dec 8, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011

    3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    The screen has a pleasant sturdiness and rigidity to it, but like any ultraportable, of course it will crack/break if you put too much pressure on it. When it's closed, there isn't much risk unless you're piling 50lbs of books on top. When it's open...I can't think of anything that would be a problem, other than dropping it.
  4. Neolithium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2010
    Wherever the army needs me.
    I'd actually say the screen has a surprising sturdiness. I was actually taken slightly aback by it the first time I 2-finger lifted the MBA open. Unless you're gonna abuse the hell out of it, the MBA is actually a solid piece of machinery.
  5. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I've got the 11" and the screen seems very sturdy. No real flex unless you try to bend it (and why, for the love of all that is holy, would anybody do that?)

    Very solid feeling all the way around.
  6. dannywong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    update: went to go check one out at best buy.. and wow it amazed me definitely more sturdy than the thin plastic Sony Vaio screens. what was even more surprising.. the Asus Zenbooks are even more rigid than the Air.

    but what can i say I'm a Mac! just got myself a base 13'' Air, and won the luck of the draw with the better SSD. I think I'm in love.

    still going to get a case regardless..
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    Congrats on your purchase. A case is always a good buy :)

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