Is the iPad like the lid of a Mac Book Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Cagle, May 13, 2010.

  1. Cagle macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    I was purveying my wifes MacBook Pro 13" from the side, and it dawned on
    me that the lid looks like an iPad. Can an actual owner of both verify this for me?

    As a sidenote, I've been on the reserve waiting list for 11 days now...
  2. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    They look similar as the whole line of these products do.

    It's like they want one device-many shapes
  3. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
  4. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    Why do you need it 'verified'? Simply look at the pictures on the Apple website and about a million other places.
    Am I missing something??
  5. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2010
    Take a hack saw and cut off the screen. Try to power it up and use it. You will get your answer. :D:D:D:D
  6. Cagle thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    What am I missing? Someone from Hamps uk has an ipad 3g while I live in Memphis with thousands of the buggers sitting 1 mile away at fedex. it's enough to drive a man to hack-saw a MacBook
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    The MBP screen is less than half the depth of the iPad. Of course, the MBP is MPB is much bigger (~25% in length and width). The iPad's bezel is "boxy" while the MBP is curved on the sides.
  8. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    Hm? I never said i have an iPad??
  9. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Actually, the iPad more closely resembles a mini cinema display or an iMac without a chin if you prefer.

    But yeah, it looks kind of like the MBP "lid". Though the iPad is definitely thicker and the back has more of a curve to it.
  10. keyofnight macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA, USA.
    Yes. The iPad is essentially a 9.7inch version of the Macbook pro's lid... but thicker, and with added hardware. iPad's sides are flat, where the MacBook screen is too thin on the sides for that to be possible.

    But when I have the Macbook next to the iPad, they (for the most part) look the same: unibody aluminum, glass top, thin, black bezel, etc.

    I don't know what the snarky comments are all about—this description and question seem reasonable to me.
  11. DKatri macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    Guessing that he is looking at your sig.
  12. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    The fundamental difference between an iPad and a Macbook Pro is that an iPad will blend but a Macbook Pro will not blend (or at least hasn't yet been tried). :D


    You see there's a lot more Aluminum involved in the Macbook Pro unibody case whereas the iPad, while thicker than the Macbook Pro screen, is thinner overall.
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I think that the iPad's glass is thicker. Also, on the Macbook Pro, the glass is set back into the aluminum slightly, probably to protect the screen from the keyboard.
  14. lespaul85 macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2010
    tiny bit thicker with some heft to it and a bigger bezel and of course lots of fingerprints (get a slip case with a zipper pocket on the front for headphones and eyeglass cloth... that's my tip of the day)

    main similarity is it's LED backlit IPS with wide field of view. Stunning on both macbook and ipad.
  15. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    I think the glass on the iPad is completely different, more slippery than the glass on the MBP because we need to use our fingers on it. Looks wise, they do look very similar aside from the thickness.
  16. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Wow you guys will discuss anything. What bearing on anything could this topic possibly have?

    Can anyone verify if the ipad is the same shape as a rectangle??
  17. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    No, no, no! This is not how you do it! This investigation warrants a full new thread! Please start one immediately.


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