Hey guys, I just got a new RMBP and I have observed thay the surface of the palm rest feels slightly rougher compared to the same model that a friend has. What could be the reason for this and can it be remedied?
I had the same experience when I upgraded to a used 2010 MBP from my Late 2008 13". The palm rest is rougher, but I believe it is because it hasn't been used as heavily as my own. My '08 is silky smooth, but the '10 and even my dad's 09 is noticeably rougher. But I think they are all like that to a degree until it gets worn down over time.
My question is, how old or new is your friends? If it's new and yours is that much rougher, then return it. You might also compare to a display model and see how it feels.