How Stable is Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by waynechriss, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Ok i got the summer 2009 white macbook. Loving the computer, form factor, etc. I've started bringing it to school with me but i'm afraid of it breaking on me in my backpack because i have a lot of textbooks with me. I slipped it in a cover and put the macbook in its own pocket (its a laptop backpack) but i'm still worried. i press on the top and the computer creaks a tad bit. Should i not put it in my backpack full of texbooks or am i just too paranoid of it breaking?
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It should be ok in the backpack. I've been carrying my MacBook Air inside a slipcase within my backpack and it's been fine. If you're really worried you can always get one of the speck hard shells to put on your MacBook to gain even more protection. Although the creaking is normal, it has been present on all the iBooks that I have owned.
  3. snakesqzns macrumors regular


    Apr 26, 2007
    Sorry but I don't understand why anyone would buy the macbook over the 13" Macbook Pro.

    Don't worry about the creaking... worry about the cracking
  4. waynechriss thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Yeah you know i kinda regret it cuz my bro got a macbook pro and the unibody is sweet. But i was very low on money and had to pay back my dad hundreds of dollars just to get the one grand macbook.

    Oh ok thanks ibookG4user, i'll also look into the hard shells.
  5. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    apparently the palmrest cracking is partly caused by having lots of pressure on the computer, and partly caused from a design fault where it places the pressure on the weakest point. Just use it, dont worry because apple will replace your upper case if it cracks
  6. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
    just to let you know having it in your backpack will increase your chance of getting the palmrest cracks from the pressure on the macbook.

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