I shouldn't bend right??

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  1. AppleJuiceBox macrumors member

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    I know this seems like a really stupid question but how sturdy is the new macbook?? The only reason I ask this unpopular question is because I have a backpack that fits a 13incher (Hershel backpack) also filler with a lot of school bag...like my backpack is very heavy and very full...

    This lead me to question whether this 1500$ computer will be safe in there. I carry my backpack all day long with all my heavy books, a lunch and a water bottle. The bag is kind of tight and I'm just scared...

    should it bend? Should i look for a backpack that fits a 12inch (instead of putting it and have it move a little?

    am i overthinking this?
     
  2. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    It wont bend in a back pack. Think iPad Air with a keyboard.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It could if you put it down wrong with pressure against it
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I am with Gav2k and it will bend for sure. If it is in a sleeve between two large book to protect it would be best. But if it got enough pressure from just one side there is little doubt it could bend.

    I would make sure it is centered inside the backpack core and surrounded by a book on each side at least.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    The bigger question is how much force is required to deform the unibody. Under normal use there should be no issue, equally time will tell.

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  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes, unless you load your backpack very strangely, I do think you're overthinking this. ;)
     
  8. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    But it sure would be bad if you were wrong.
     
  9. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Clearly we don't have any physics majors in here. Sigh. The force to bend the plane of aluminum with the thickness of the unibody design would take immense pressure to bend.

    Tho on the flipped I'm always shocked at how beat up people are able to turn their macs. Depressing.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I may not be a physics major but I do have common sense and it does not take "immense pressure" depending on your definition of immense. I am betting I could fold the rMB in half with my bare hands.
     
  11. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    You're kidding, right? Work out the force required based on the aluminium used and the average thickness of the laptop (accounting for internals) and I can assure you that "bare hands" is not possible.
     
  12. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    I've found the man for the job.

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  13. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Like I said it requires common sense. How about letting me hold your rMB for a minute! I am betting that I could also hold it from both edges and twist it into oblivion!

    How many others think their new rMB is impervious to destruction by hands.
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    The aluminium on the macbooks can easily be bent, I've witnessed it.

    Isn't there a card case to protect it?
     
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yet the old uneven 13/11" MacBook solution is to bend in the opposite direction with your hands ;)
     
  16. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    I shouldn't bend right??


    I would be willing to take this bet. Not because I know that you can't, but out of sheer curiosity. If each person of the ~1000 that will participate in this thread contributes a dollar, we should be able to scrap together a fund to purchase a refurbished based model to supply Newton with a test subject. We can also show the footage of the experiment in slow motion to recreate the computer smashing scene in "Office Space."
     
  17. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I'll bet you CANT. People are idiots.

    It was tested and proven that it takes 70 pounds per square inch to bend an iPhone, and an unofficial test shows it takes roughly 110 pounds per square inch to bend a Macbook.

    Do tell, how to you garner 110 pounds per inch out of your bare hand? Or even 70 for that matter? If so, you should be touring with a circus side show.

    Bottom line, if you're trying to make yourself feel better about not being able to afford it, or not being able to find one in store, or having to wait, or being sad about not having enough ports, that's fine, but I call it out for what it is.

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    Jesus is a lady. I've witnessed it. Isn't there a padded cell to protect me?
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I will agree that "people are idiots"

    Pick up your new MB and try to twist it, you will be shocked how easy it twists. Not going to get in an argument over this as for those who say it can't be done . . . Well there is little hope for them.
     
  19. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Oh I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm sure if you really try to twist it you can... I've seen laptops and wondered "how did they ever mess up their laptop so bad?!?!" so believe me, I know it can be done. But if you exercise even the slightest level of care, it won't happen.

    But then again, I guess those who say it bends with the slightest touch just can't afford it, and are looking for an excuse to internally justify not having one.

    So hey, yeah, it's awful, this morning I just looked at it and it broke in half.
     

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  20. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Sorry but I thought that you said earlier that it could NOT be done. I must have misread your above statements. :rolleyes:
     
  21. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I believe I said "I bet YOU can't"
     
  22. newellj macrumors 601

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    I've got a great idea. Put it in a hard case that makes it bigger and heavier than a 13" MBA! :eek:
     
  23. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Sounds perfect.
     
  24. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. The person just needs to be careful.

    Just like my iPhone, my rMB will go naked.
     
  25. Meister Suspended

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    Your mama.
     

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