MacBook Pro Retina different material from Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crisito, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. crisito macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    My MBPr has got a few chips out of the aluminium already. But I had a MacBook Air previously for over 2 years and it never got any chips or scratches at all. I haven't used the MBPr any differently.

    So I was wondering that maybe the material used in the MBPr, or perhaps in all new MacBooks, is weaker or softer than previously used. When I felt the material of an older MacBook Air, it feels slightly more textured, whereas my MBPr feels smoother.

    Any thoughts?
  2. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    Chips in aluminum? Aluminum can scratch, dent, get gouged and dinged, but I did not think aluminum could chip. I thought aluminum to be too soft to chip.

    Do you have any pics?
  3. crisito thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I guess they are dents, rather than chips.
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    A chip would mean a section of it has fallen off, a dent means the material has shifted its shape or gone inward.

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